8th Armoured Brigade Rest Camp at Louvain/Leuven

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  1. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    8th Armoured Brigade Rest Camp at Louvain

    Some Links...

    BBC - WW2 People's War - Norman Ellis's experiences at the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards Brigade Rest Camp. Louvain, and the Education Office at Ochtrup

    Monty s Marauders

    The 8TH ARMOURED BRIGADE

    Keizersberg Abbey - Wikipedia

    Henri Reynders - Wikipedia

    IWM - audio - memories of leave in Louvain (Reel 7) - Render, David Desmond (Oral history) - Reel 7 - from about 7mins in.



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    Belgique-Louvain-Entree-De-Labbaye-Du-Mont-Cesar.jpg


    Some Events....

    "A" Squadron, 13/18th Hussars
    16 September 1944 - Same position. Organised trips to BRUSSELS and LOUVAIN.

    October 1944 - Rest camp established at Abbaye de Mont-C├ęsar [a Benedictine abbey].

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  2. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY AT THE ALBERT CANAL

    B9976 : Object description
    Original wartime caption: Field Marshal Montgomery talking to the crowd who surrounded his car in Louvain outside the Town Hall. In 1940 Louvain was the front line of the 3rd Div.in their attempt to stop the German Blitzkrieg. The Div. was at that time commanded by the Field Marshal.
     

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