Belsen Concentration Camp's Liberation (1945)  [WARNING: DISTRESSING FOOTAGE].

Liberation of Belsen Concentration Camp, taken from the1945 British Pathe reel 'Concentration Camp Footage'.

Unedited footage showing the discovery and subsequent liberation of Belsen concentration camp by British soldiers in Germany. Recent prisoners are seen smiling behind the barbed wire fences, including women and children with numbers branded on them. 

Then the camera shows shots of dazed and starving detainees wondering around, or hungrily eating and drinking supplies brought by the British.

This reel then continues to show disturbing images of dead bodies. The full video can be found oin British Pathe's online archive, it has been cut short for the sake of this YouTube channel. You can see it here: http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=81978

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Original ID number for this reel: 2837.04 


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