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, Last update: November 27 2016,
John Collier was a wireless operator/ loader on Cheetah of Number 2 Squadron of the Coldstream Guards of the 6th Guards Tank Brigade. John addressed LandmarkScout after reading the...

, Last update: June 16 2015,
This photograph is from the private collection of Don Roper. His father Herbert Hughes Roper or Bert for short was Squadron Sergeant Major of three squadron Coldstream Guards, from...

, Last update: July 4 2014,
A few years after the outbreak of the second world war, probably around 1943, the Germans ordered all men of a certain age to work in the German war...

, Last update: December 6 2015,
This is the story of Mr. Gunther A. Hornig who enlisted in the German Army during world war two. It was provided by his Son, Mr. Gunther Hornig. His father...

, Last update: May 14 2016,
Hendrik (Henk) Hoogendoorn was born on the 1st of February 1921, my grandfather was just 19 years of age when the German paratroopers dropped down from the sky on...

, Last update: May 10 2017,
On 27 may in 2013 the Scouts received an email from Christine; "My mother and I are travelling to the museum on Tuesday, specifically to visit the tank 'the...

, Last update: January 7 2016,
In August 2012 Landmark Scout received an email from a descended of a survivor of forced labour in the Second World War. Like my grandfather this victim was send to...

, Last update: January 4 2016,
The name “David” was used a lot in the family. My granddad, like David, has the same second name. His full name was Hendrik David van Dam. His brother...

, Last update: August 24 2017,
From November 1939 Hackenholt was assigned to the Action T4 programme, working in all six facilities. In the fall of 1941, he and other T4 personnel were transferred to...




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