Experiencing the Horror of World War Two

  • Carol Komaromy
  • Jenny Hockey


Here the scene is set for war in Europe, and the chapter tells the story of James Gilmore’s experiences from the D-Day landings to the time of his end of service in 1946, a year after the end of the war. It is based on his oral history account and a journey Carol took to retrace his steps and provides a personal narrative of the extraordinary sights and horror of war. James was one of the first people to enter Belsen after its liberation, and this affected him until the end of his life. The account of his experience provides shocking detail of what he saw.


D-Day Oral history Trauma Belsen Mass death 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol Komaromy
    • 1
  • Jenny Hockey
    • 2
  1. 1.The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  2. 2.The University of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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