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Oral history interview with Gerald Gardiner

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1285.13 | RG Number: RG-50.149.0013

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Gerald Austin Gardiner (born in 1900 near Canterbury, England) describes growing up in Britain; his Protestant family background; his education at Harrow School during the first World War; his enlistment in the Coldstream Guards; being a student at Oxford University after World War I; meeting Dick Sheppard's family and becoming pacifist; volunteering for ambulance work in 1939; being a member of the Friends Ambulance Unit from 1943 to 1945; joining the unit and training in Britain; going to northwest Europe; personnel and officer status in the group; the situation in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp on his arrival in 1945; the work his unit did in northwest Europe and some of its members being captured by Germans; his replacement by Michael Rowntree; the behavior of Russians; contacting the Friends organization in Germany; visiting Italy and France; and his post-war activities.

Interviewee
Gerald Gardiner
Date
1988 September 12  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
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