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George Wilson's Battle for Meijel
  • Article by Jeroen Koppes
  • Published on March 7th, 2021

George Wilson's Battle for Meijel

George Wilson served in the 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division. In October 1944, his division was involved in the liberation of Tilburg. After that liberation it was send to the east, into a area in the Netherlands called 'De Peel'. On the 27th of October, German forces launched a counter-attack. The 15th Scottish Division was rushed from Tilburg to help deal with attack. This is where George Wilson picks up the story.

The Scruffy British Tommy
  • Article by Jeroen Koppes
  • Published on March 7th, 2021

The Scruffy British Tommy

A poem dedicated to the 257 Corps Delivery Squadron, Royal Armoured Corps, by Lieutenant R.M.D. Lynes. It was send to Major R.T.G. Lynes, M.B.E., Commanding Officer 257 Corps Delivery Squadron.

Sergeant Roy Tull, with the RAF Bomb Disposal Squad, 1940-1946
  • Article by Leo G. Lensen
  • Published on May 10th, 2020

Sergeant Roy Tull, with the RAF Bomb Disposal Squad, 1940-1946

Diary entries & photographs from September 1944 – December 1946
(+ supporting Service Record notes from 1940 – 1946)

Matilda Weyergang, experiences in the Berlin Fire Defence Service
  • Article by Samuel de Korte
  • Published on March 28th, 2020

Matilda Weyergang, experiences in the Berlin Fire Defence Service

During the Second World War Matilda Weyergang volunteered for the local fire defence service, where she worked as a driver on a fire truck. During this period she experienced various harrowing moments.

Statements by Karl Dönitz about Hitler's death and the German capitulation (01/08 Mai 1945)
  • Article by Arnold Schunck
  • Published on November 14th, 2019

Statements by Karl Dönitz about Hitler's death and the German capitulation (01/08 Mai 1945)

Some short statements by Karl Dönitz about Hitler's death and the German capitulation.

Dave Hersch, Escape from a Death March
  • Article by Jack Hersch
  • Published on September 7th, 2019

Dave Hersch, Escape from a Death March

My father, Dave Hersch, spent the last year of World War II slaving in Mauthausen Concentration Camp, self-rated by the Nazis as the harshest, cruelest labor concentration camp in the entire Reich. Near the end of that year, in April 1945, he escaped from a death march originating at the camp. Recaptured, and inexplicably – perhaps miraculously – not killed for it, he was returned to Mauthausen. Placed on another death march the following week, he escaped again. This time he was found by a local family and, at the risk of their lives, hidden until the US Army’s 65th Infantry Division liberated the town. This is the story of my father’s first escape.