Aneurin Bevan - Firebrand socialist and orator who is regarded as the father of the National Health Service. Aneurin Bevan was born in Tredegar in 1897 into a large mining family and left school at 13 to work in the mine. By 19 he was active in trade unionism and was head of his local miners' lodge, becoming a well-known orator and social commentator.
Picture dated February 1945 showing three British soldiers rolling a large wooden swastika along the streets of Kranenberg after British and Canadian troops under the command of Marshal Montgomery fought through the outer defences of the Siegfried line and moved into the Reichswald Forest. From L to R: Mc Ivor of Glasgow, W. Harton of Durham and D. Mill of Dumbartonshire.
Michael Bentine was a British comedian, comic actor and member of the Goons. He served in RAF Intelligence and was then seconded to MI9 a unit that was dedicated to supporting resistance movements and help prisoners escape. His immediate superior was the Colditz escapee Airey Neave.