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BRIGADIER GENERAL H. L. GLYN HUGHES - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/08/1968 - HFSID 175084

H.L. GLYN HUGHES Letter from the Belsen liberator and doctor, thanking the recipient for an article about the Belsen liberation which he found very interesting, but highly inaccurate Autograph letter signed: "Glyn Hughes", in blue ink, 7x5 affixed to a 14x9½ sheet.

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H.L. GLYN HUGHES
Letter from the Belsen liberator and doctor, thanking the recipient for an article about the Belsen liberation which he found very interesting, but highly inaccurate
Autograph letter signed: "Glyn Hughes", in blue ink, 7x5 affixed to a 14x9½ sheet. The sheet bears several unsigned articles relating to the liberation of the Belsen concentration camp. December 8, 1968. In full: "Dear Mr Croxford, Thank you for your letter and the enclosures which were all very interesting. I am quite happy to make any use of my letter to [illegible]. I was so disturbed that in a permanent + supposedly authentic history Dr Barton's article should appear with all it's inaccuracies and assumptions which do not accord with universal opinion. I [illegible] quite frequently meet prisoners who were in Auschwitz and Belsen. I am enclosing my autograph on a separate sheet [item not included]. Yours sincerely". As Deputy Director of Medical Services for the British Second Army, Brigadier H. L. Glyn Hughes (1892-1973) assumed responsibility for care of the survivors of the infamous Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, which was liberated from the Nazis on April 28, 1945. He led efforts to save the 60,000 emaciated survivors, many of whom had been death-marched there as the Germans retreated from other territories. Subsequently, Hughes was the star witness at the war crimes trial of the camp's commandant. Hughes was also a major figure in the world of rugby, serving as President of two British teams, Blackheath (1930-1955) and the Barbarians (1955-1973). Fold near upper margin. Slightly soiled. Faint stains across. Backing sheet creased, folded, and toned. Otherwise, fine condition.

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