Private Stanley Victor Korn served in 195th Airlanding Field Ambulance during the campaigns in North West Europe in 1944-45 and later in Palestine.
After the Allied landings in Normandy and subsequent advance through France and Belgium, the German Army had succeeded in stalling the Allied offensive along their line of defence at the German border - the ‘Siegfried Line’.
Normandy (Operation Overlord)
The 6th Airborne Division had been formed in May 1943 for the Invasion.
Arab intransigence over the surge of Jewish immigration that followed the Holocaust in Europe led to the forming of extreme dissident Zionist groups such as IZL (Irgun Zwai Leumi) and the Stern Gang, all seeking to promote their aims through violence.