Friday, 26 December 2008

Bergen Belsen Liberation

Towards the end of World War Two the realization of some of the war crimes committed by the Nazi regime came to light when detention and concentration camps were found.

Among those camps was the infamous Bergen Belsen concentration camp. I visited Bergen Belsen in March 2007 as a pilgrimage to see what it must have been like as my late Grandfather was a liberating troop who found the camp in 1945, to read my pilgrimage click here.

My grandfather was stationed with the 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars, although he had had his para training to gain an extra five bob a week in pay.

I know what he witnessed in the 2nd World War really shaped the person he was in life.

Below are his cap badges and dress badge.

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