Storming the asylum


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Military Illustrated - Past and Present
Vol. 183 (August 2003), p. 40-44


September 1944: the Allied drive towards the heart of Germany. In northern Belgium, British troops are faced by a major obstacle - a massive insane asylum - still full of patients. In an extract from 'In the Shadow of Arnhem' (Sutton), Ken Tout describes the assault and the incidents leading to the winning of a VC by a little-known hero