A selection of photographs from the Guards Armoured Division, Germany 1945-46
Churchill Tanks of the GA.D
The Rheinland was under British Occupation
German Prisoners were interrogated
We threw a Christmas Party for the German kids who lived near our Barracks in Hamburg
A First World War German tank overlooked the Barrack Square, and, a Fire reservoir, where, after the Irish Guards had departed, a young child was tragically drowned while playing among the deserted buildings.
On Guard Duty at Estorff Barracks
My dad made many friends while serving in Hamburg.
One lady, who was just a child in 1945, used to call at the barracks each day to get a bowl of soup from a field kitchen which we set up outside the Barrack Gates. She carried her young brother in her arms so that they could get TWO bowls. Then they would go home to share the soup with their Mum. This lady saw an article about my website in the Hamburger Abendblatt in 1999 and has been writing to me ever since. Hallo, Liebe Heike, Vergissmeinnicht !
It is said that there are plans to use the site where the Estorff Barracks stand today, to build an International Media Park where they will have Film,Television studios, and Theatre , where students can learn the technology, and hold Festivals etc.,
Gummersbach 1945 - Photos
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