1944 Video - 51st Highland Division, St Michielgestel

Discussion in 'NW Europe' started by 51highland, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Wim Kievits

    Wim Kievits Member

    Brexit (or not), you will still be most welcome! Certainly during the commemoration activities!
  2. Wim Kievits

    Wim Kievits Member

    One last question that you most probably know the answer to: do the 5th Camerons diaries contain any material relative to the fighting/liberation ? I thought they were heavily involved . I am also looking for more details of the progress towards and finally seizure of the Fort Isabella barracks from where the liberating troops had been shelled while liberating Camp Vught.
  3. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    As with most war diaries the entries are fairly limited, giving the basic outlines and direction of attack. Likewise the official History of the Cameron's holds only a few lines. My Fathers main recollection was the family he liberated from their cellar along with the Germans holding them there and his chasing a few stragglers through the woods near and into the KampVught, when they went through the fence after the Germans they thought that they had entered a scrap yard, until they looked closer at their surroundings, seems that the Camerons lost their tempers a bit when they realised what they had found. Though it was near enough abandoned there were 1 or 2 unfortunates still there with nowhere else to go. I can send you what I have, my e-mail address is on my website.
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