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The first major camp that the British Army reached was Bergen-Belsen, which was liberated on 15 April 1945 by the 11th Armoured Division. They were greeted by walking skeletons. The camp had about 60,000 prisoners at the time, many of them suffering from typhus and other diseases. (There were also an estimated 13,000 unburied corpses strewn around the camp). For 2-3 months after liberation the death toll remained high. The place was desperately overcrowded and insanitary. What the British soldiers saw was a scene of unimaginable Horror. It was reported at the time by the BBC's Richard Dimbleby and was filmed extensively by the British Army - and later shown in cinemas in Britain and the US. It was also shown to all German prisoners-of-war held by the British.

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