'My mum used to say 'Ron
you haven’t brought those things home have you?' That was
when I used to go across London, we used to have two hand grenades,
rifle was fully loaded and ammunition. I’d say there’s
no point in me going to war with an empty rifle!'
The following words are those
of Ron Chiverton (76) a man who once experienced the true horrors
of the Second World War and the capabilities of the human race
when in 1945 at the age of 19 he entered Bergen-Belson Concentration
Camp, as a British soldier serving with the War Crimes Group North
Prior to Ron's service within
War Crimes, he spent three years training with the Air Training
Corps in Surbiton (England), before joining the Royal Army Service
Corps in August 1944 at the age of 17.
This website is the result
of oral history interviews I conducted with Ron at his home in
2002/3 and is dedicated to the lives of those lost in active service
during the Second World War.
To view references see Bibliography
This website was produced by Kirsty Henshall.