On Sunday myself and other members of the Royal British Legion, Berlin Branch, visited Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp to commemorate the 65th Anniversary of Liberation by the Soviet troops. It was a large affair, much larger than last year in view of the fact that it was commemorating the liberation after 65 years. The weather was a sunny day without clouds and the event started at 1400 hrs with a speech by Prof. Dr Günter Morsch, who is in charge of the Brandenburg Memorials, including Sachsenhausen. Our standard bearer together with two French Colleagues formed up and slow marched to the French Coal Miners Memorial where a short history of the events was spoken in French. We then ajourned to the British Memorial stone commemorating those commando's and other servicemen who were executed at Sachsenhausen. I place a wreath and spoke the exhaltation, before we reassembled and walked to the next French memorial, near to the old prison block. After a short service we then marched to Station "Z", the camps execution place, which is now also a Large Memorial Hall. The Standard Bearers were formed up at the front of the memorial building in the direct sunlight for 2 hours and deserved a medal for their services. In fact one of the French Standard Bearers had to leave his post for half an hour as he felt unwell. It was many speeches with a large choir singing in between the speeches. After a very long time had passed by the laying of wreaths started, which took about 30 minutes to the large volume. It was an honour to lay a Legion wreath at the ceremony, which concluded about 1730 hrs. I have attached the details from two pamphlets, which provides details of the itinery, which I hope you find interesting. Last years service details and photographs. http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/holocaust/18962-64-years-commemoration-ceremony-sachsenhausen.html Regards Tom.