As Dr Laura Elizabeth Forster stood on the platform at London’s Victoria Station, she must have pondered with some amusement the fuss from bystanders over the departure of her medical unit’s doctors and nurses for the war front. 452 more words
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Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher, Senior Archivist at the National Archives at College Park.
During early May 1940, British, French, Dutch, and Belgian forces were fighting to stem the German advances, which had begun May 10, into France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. 1,501 more words
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The POWs were denied food and medical treatment. The wounded were jeered at. To lower officer morale, the Nazis told British officers that they would lose their rank and be sent to the salt mines to work.