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German POWs and British Royal Army Medical Corps orderlies unload ill former inmates at the cleansing station at Hohne Barracks, which acquired the nickname the “Human Laundry” following the British liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Stable Blocks were converted into improvised decontamination facilities. Here, former prisoners would arrive, be shaved, washed and deloused prior to being moved into the newly established hospitals within Bergen-Belsen Barracks. Bergen-Belsen…

THE LIBERATION OF BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP, JUNE 1945. Miss S J Reekie, a British trained nurse and child welfare specialist works with the very young children in the kindergarten set up at Belsen after the liberation of the camp. All the children in the photograph were orphans.

THE LIBERATION OF BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP, JUNE 1945. Father Vincent Fay, a British Army chaplain of 9th British General Hospital, christens a baby, Henji Dorochova, who was born in Belsen. The baby is held by his mother, Raissa from Voroshilovgrad in the Ukraine. During the British relief operation, new mothers were asked whether they wished their babies to be baptised and if so, under which religious denomination.

British occupying forces compel the population of the German village of Burgsteinfurt to watch a film showing scenes from the concentration camps at Belsen and Buchenwald

THE LIBERATION OF BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP, MAY 1945. For the first time in four years, a young Czech girl and former camp inmate is able to read a newspaper while recovering in the hospital set up in Hohne Military Barracks nearby.

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RAMC Rescue

4th September 1943: A British soldier of the RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps) brings a Sicilian baby to be weighed and fed at the military camp on Sicily, shortly after the conquest of the island by the Allied forces. The headline beneath reads 'How the War Began'. Original Publication: Picture Post Cover - With The RAMC In Sicily - pub. 1943 (Photo by IPC Magazines/Picture Post/Getty Images)

THE LIBERATION OF BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP, MAY 1945 part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit A British Red Cross worker speaks to a happy young Czech girl who had been a prisoner for four years.

A group of children who were sheltered in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, a town in southern France. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France, August 1942.

1942- Doctors tend a wounded British soldier on an emergency operating table at a station of the Royal Army Medical Corps in the Libyan desert.