Papers of Sir John Nimmo, 1945

Accession Number AWM2019.22.149
Collection number 3DRL/3958
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Papers
Physical description 10 Image/s captured
Maker Nimmo, John Angus
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Papers relating to the Second World War service of John Angus Nimmo, Australian Red Cross. On 2 October 1945, Nimmo delivered a paper titled, 'I was at Belsen' to the Wesley Church at Melbourne. In this paper, he describes the conditions he found at Belsen Camp, Germany, when he visited it in April 1945 with the purpose of learning about appropriate diet and treatment methods for starving and malnourished prisoners of war. He also talks about the conditions that people were living in elsewhere in Europe, such as England, Holland, Belgium, and the Balkan States. The collection also includes notes prepared by the Commander of 102 Control Section, British Second Army, after liberating Belsen on 15 April 1945, and a page detailing the units that formed the 102 Control Section.