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Civilians evacuating their houses in Elmshorn, May 1945

Photograph by Major Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, North West Europe, 1945.

German civilians evacuate their homes to make way for British soldiers, including the 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters). The latter were billeted in Elmshorn after advancing across northern Germany with the British 2nd Army.

From a photograph album containing 198 photographs and captions compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1944-1945.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1975-03-63-22-182


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National Army Museum, Study collection

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