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Clement Edwards

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 12 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3003
  1. Nick Buckley

Clement Edwards served with the Royal Army Medical Corps during the second world war and witnessed the German surrender at Lüneburg Heath and the horrors of the Belsen concentration camp.

As a newly qualified doctor, Edwards was attached to an 11th light field ambulance (LFA) unit, which landed on Sword Beach soon after D-Day; he and his colleagues then joined the Guards Armoured Division as it advanced through France and Belgium to northern Germany.

After British troops had entered Belsen, near Hanover, on 15 April 1945, 11th LFA arrived to help treat survivors. Edwards rarely spoke about …

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