Today is the 6th of June, the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany, when British and American troops landed on the beaches of Normandy in North Western France.
This is the account of how the Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria, both men and women were perceived to be enemy aliens and how, when they tried to join the British Armed forces to fight the Nazis they were not trusted, until eventually the British realised their potential as fighters and intelligence and educational personnel. These Jewish soldiers became the most incredible heroes. But they had to sign a disclaimer. It is a story of which all Jews can be proud.
Also: The Guilt of the German Railways that were a Key element in Hitler’s systematic extermination of Millions. The leading German Rail historian explains their involvement and organisation during the Nazi era and the financial rewards for their business.
Artistic depiction of D-Day in Normandy during World War II. Credit: Dorling Kindersley, Thinkstock.
Walter Bingham's medals, including the Military Medal for Bravery in the Field. Courtesy, Walter Bingham.
Letter from King George VI to Walter Bingham. Courtesy, Walter Bingham.