10,000 set free

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Title

10,000 set free

Description

Article about 7th armoured division liberating 6,500 British and american prisoners after capturing Fallingbostel. Camps were Stalag 357 and 11B.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-04-17

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

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Format

One newspaper cutting mounted on a scrapbook page

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Identifier

SValentineJRM1251404v10123

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Transcription

TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 1945

10,000 set free

THE Seventh Armoured Division (“Desert Rats”) liberated 6,500 British and American prisoners yesterday when they captured Fallingbostel after a five-mile push east from Walrode.

Total of prisoners liberated on the Second Army front reached nearly 10,000 as other units overran three camps.

The 6,500 British and American prisoners freed by the “Desert Rats” were in two camps, Stalag 357 and II B, which adjoin, and they are the first camps containing British troops to be overrun by the Second Army forces.

Citation

“10,000 set free,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 31, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22110.

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