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Les Hansell

‘The last great heave of war,’ according to Churchill, took place with the crossing of the Rhine on 24th March 1945.

les hansell Belsen88 year old Les Hansell is formerly of Redcar – Les was in the Parachute Regiment – 6th Airborne Division, 9th Battalion.

He described his experience as the ‘shock of a lifetime’ when they came upon Camp Belsen.

Archive: BBC Radio Tees, March, 2015

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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