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'A Russian D.P. camp Elmshorn', 1945

Photograph by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945), 1945.

At the end of the war, the Allies had to deal with millions of displaced persons (DPs). These included former concentration camp inmates and forced labourers taken from their homelands by the Nazis to work in Germany. In this image, soldiers from 21st Army Group visit recently liberated Soviet citizens at a temporary camp in the British occupation zone.

From an album containing 201 photographs and captions compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1944-1945.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1975-03-63-23-25

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1975-03-63-23-25