British Army

British D-Day veteran awarded highest French honour

89-year-old British D-Day Veteran Ted Turner, who goes to St John’s Church, Purbrook, was awarded the Legion d’Honneur by the French government at a ceremony at the Royal Marines Museum in Southsea. He is among the first United Kingdom D-Day veterans in the country to be given the award, and the first from the Portsmouth area. As an …

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Allied POW Camp for female German Prisoners of War in Vilvoorde

Shown are a selection of photographs that depict female German prisoners of war outside their tented accommodation in a camp for SS, Luftwaffe and civilian women prisoners. The Prisoner-of-War camp is presumably POW Camp 2218 and was managed by British forces of the 21st Army Group and housed over 12,000 Axis POWs, both men and …

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