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4,th sli @Belsen

can anyone confirm 4,th sli 17 plat.presence at Belsen

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Re: 4,th sli @Belsen

I cannot confirm that the SLI were actually "at" Belsen but they were very close. My father was the Medical Officer to the 7th Batallion and, on 16 June 1945, wrote to my mother describing his visit to Belsen on the previous afternoon (I have a copy of that letter).

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Re: 4,th sli @Belsen

I have since learned that 4th Batt; SLI were very likely to have been stationed after the surrender of German forces to a to German military training camp adjacent to the Belsen camp. This military base I believe is still in use.

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