The War Illustrated, No. 211 Vol 9 July 20th1945

B.L.A. at Work and Play Across the Channel BRITISH TRANSIT-CAMP at Calais, through which, up to mid- June 1945 over I,COO,000 of our leave men had passed, features a gift-shop (I). B.L.A. troops, homeward bound, paused to look at the attractive wooden cut­out toys, whose prices, however, were in some ca*«s as much as 600 percent above pre-war level. Guarded by a Canadian infantry­man, Col.-General Blaskowitz (2), once commander of the German 25th Army, in captivity at Appledoorn, Holland. First dance at Belsen camp (see also illus. in page 118) after its partial demolition on May 21 was an open-air affair (3) our m en’s partners were Yugoslav girls awaiting repatriation. At Hilden, near Dusseldorf in Prussia, on June 16, at the handing-over of the zone pre­viously occupied by the U.S. 22nd Corps to the 53rd British Division (G.O.C., Maj.-Gen. K.R. Ross, C.B.E., D.S.O., M.C.), the Union Jack floated gaily at the masthead (4). Photos, British Official, Topical, Keystone, N(n- York Times Photos PAGE 164
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