The Final Push

Display about the final six weeks of the war for the 13th/18th Hussars and 15th/19th Hussars

Tank crew of the 13th/18th Hussars celebrating victory with the local population, 1945

Dates

Until 28 February 2021

Visitor information

In the Charge! The Story of England's Northern Cavalry gallery, first floor. 

About

The Final Push highlights the role played by the 15th/19th Hussars (as part of the 11th Armoured Division) as they discovered and consequently liberated the internment camp at Bergen – Belsen on 15 April 1945. 

The display features a newly recorded interview with veteran Ian Forsyth in which he shares his experiences of that terrible day.

The Final Push explores the story of both antecedent regiments of the Light Dragoons and the part they played in North West Germany during the final six weeks of the Second World War, which in turn led to Victory in Europe Day on 8 May 1945.