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Harold Pearsall

My dad, Harold Pearsall, 97, landed on Juno beach during the D-Day landings as an anti-tank gunner and took part in the assault on Caen.
Harold Pearsall - Belsen
He was also part of Operation Market Garden and fought all the way into Germany where he ended up at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp shortly after it had been liberated. He was charged with standing guard over the camp commandant and subsequently they were tasked with burning the place to the ground.

Dad didn’t open up too much about those experiences but he was so proud of his medals. For the 70th anniversary of D-Day we travelled to Normandy and met the Duchess of Cornwall.

Peter Pearsall

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This archive has been established after my own relative, Reg Price, took part in the liberation and subsequent humanitarian effort of Bergen Belsen in April 1945. Reg produced this famous sign at Belsen. As part of the 113th DLI, Reg and his comrades were at Belsen for 5 weeks and left when the last hut was empty and ceremonially burnt down. This archive compiles all available resources to build a lasting tribute to all the men and women who helped - any unit, any nationality. If you have a relative, or any info, on the relief effort at Belsen, we’d love you to please get in touch. Email us: liberator@belsen.co.ukThank you Nick Price CreativesFacebookTwitter