THE LIBERATION OF BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP, APRIL 1945
IWM Non Commercial Licence
The media for this item are free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. Video, sound and images can be embedded with the code we offer here, and images can also be downloaded.
By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © IWM (BU 3929)
- Catalogue number
- Part of
- Subject period
- Alternative Names
- object category: Black and white
The British Army arrives at Belsen concentration camp. German and Hungarian guards stand at the camp entrance as German Wehrmacht troops (wearing white armbands) enter the camp under the truce agreement reached with the British on 12 April 1945. On the right is a vehicle equipped with loudspeakers from 14 Amplifier Unit, Intelligence Corps under the command of Lt Derrick Sington. This vehicle, accompanied by vehicles of 63rd Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery, was the first to enter the camp and was used to inform the camp inmates that the camp was now under British control.
Associated people and organisations