Hanover left in ruins following the allies bombing raids.
Remarkable previously unseen photos documenting the momentous closing stages of World War Two and its historic aftermath have come to light.
They were taken by Sergeant Charles Hewitt, of the Army Film and Photographic Unit, who later went on to work for the Picture Post and the BBC.
He was present at many of the important offensives of 1944 and '45 including the Battle of Monte Cassino during the Italian Campaign and the Allies advance into Germany following the D-Day invasion. « less