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Ron Westbury

This is a photo of my dear old dad shortly before he passed at the grand age of 91.

Liberation of Bergen Belsen
He was in one of the first tanks to liberate Belsen concentration camp. When I was in my 20’s when he opened up one afternoon and told me everything he witnessed there. It scarred him for life and I’ll never forget what he told me.

3rd Royal tank regiment, reconnaissance troop, 11th Armoured division.

Liberation of Bergen BelsenSubmitted by Ray Westbury

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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