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Category: Bergen Belsen 75

January 1945 In October 1944, 249 Battery, 63 Anti-Tank Regiment (Oxfordshire Yeomanry), Royal Artillery arrived in France and moved forward into Belgium. The battery’s duties consisted mainly of guarding the flank of advancing troops as they moved into the Noord Brabant region of the Netherlands. In January 1945 249 Battery established their headquarters in the Dutch village of Heusden. As the first Allied soldiers the villagers had seen they were made…

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2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp. The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum will be following the story of the men of 249 Battery, 63 Anti-Tank Regiment (Oxfordshire Yeomanry), Royal Artillery from January 1945 to the end of the war. These men and others would be involved in, what was described by the battery commander, Major Barnett as “one of the most extraordinary and…

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