SS Shooting of PoWs, 23 September 1944

On the wall of the Post Office in Brummen, Gelderland, is a tablet recording the shooting, on 23 September 1944, late in the afternoon, of British prisoners of war being transported to Germany after the battle of Arnhem had ended. Amongst those seriously injured was Anthony Cotterell, whose name is the second one on the tablet. Anthony was later treated by a German doctor but subsequently disappeared, and his fate is unknown. Others on the list below died at the scene or whilst being treated for their injuries.

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Above: the scene at Brummen yesterday, with flowers and commemorative crosses for the 75th Anniversary of the fatal shooting. Photograph: Frits Slijkoord