The Relief Of Belsen

14/04/2008
  |  Buy to Own: 14/04/2008
  |  101 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Television drama about what happened when a British ambulance unit was diverted from the frontline to deal with the aftermath of the liberation of the concentration camp at Belsen. Believing they are on the way to a prisoner of war camp to assist with a medical emergency, the group are totally unprepared for the humanitarian catastrophe they find - 40,000 people living in horrific squalor; suffering from starvation and a lack of the most basic medical care. As an outbreak of Typhus spreads through the camp, the team struggles to cope with the immense task before them. Based on eyewitness accounts, the film stars Iain Glen, Corin Redgrave, Jemma Redgrave, Nigel Lindsay and Tobias Menzies, and reveals the extraordinary true story behind one of the most heroic medical relief operations in history.