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BID TO REUNITE OWNER WITH WATCH.

ALONGSIDE campaign medals and photographs taken by a paratrooper from the Sixth Airborne Division, George brought home a silver watch for his wife - now owned by his daughter, Vivien.

George said: "In Belsen, when we made some order out of the chaos on that first night, some of the prisoners told us about an area just outside of the perimeter fence where the SS had buried boxes."

Inside was a collection of jewellery, and the Battery was told to take one piece and give a relative when they returned home.

"I took a watch, as I was told to do, and gave it to my wife." George said.

The watch is still in full working order and it is hoped that displaying its image at the Bergen-Belsen Memorial Centre will help Mr Leonard and his family trace the original owner.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 29, 2008
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