Operation Plunder

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Crossing the Rhine, 1945. Soldiers of the U.S. Army 7th Infrantry Regiment, 3rd Division, leave the assault boat that took them across the Rhine River, 26 March 1945. They climb the river’s enemy-held east bank, next to a destroyed bridge in the Frankenthal area. Most of these men are armed with M-1 carbines. Photograph by T/5 Joseph A. Bowen. US Army Photograph, SC 204081
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Crossing the Rhine, 1945. Soldiers of the U.S. Army 7th Infrantry Regiment, 3rd Division, leave the assault boat that took them across the Rhine River, 26 March 1945. They climb the river’s enemy-held east bank, next to a destroyed bridge in the Frankenthal area. Most of these men are armed with M-1 carbines. Photograph by T/5 Joseph A. Bowen. US Army Photograph, SC 204081

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An infantryman fires a white phosphorous rifle grenade into a German defensive position outside Nickenick on March 26, 1945. The soldier belonged to Company M, 3rd Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment.

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Troops of the 80th US Infantry Division advance cautiously down a ruined street in the German city of Wadern, March 17, 1945. Resistance in urban areas remained stiff until the very end of hostilities, causing immense damage that could have been avoided in the absence of maniacal Nazis.
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Troops of the 80th US Infantry Division advance cautiously down a ruined street in the German city of Wadern, March 17, 1945. Resistance in urban areas remained stiff until the very end of hostilities, causing immense damage that could have been avoided in the absence of maniacal Nazis.

Buffaloes of 5th Royal Tank Regiment during the Rhine crossing, 24 March 1945.

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40mm Bofors gun of 319 Battery, 92nd (Loyals) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment in action in the ground support role east of the Rhine, 26 March 1945.

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5.5-inch guns firing in support of the Rhine crossing, 24 March 1945.

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Crossing the Rhine 24 -31 March 1945: British glider troops of the Royal Ulster Rifles, 6th Airborne Division digging in on the banks of the River Issel after landing.
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THE ALLIED CAMPAIGN IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 6 JUNE 1944 - 7 MAY 1945

BU 2308. Crossing the Rhine 24 -31 March 1945: British glider troops of the Royal Ulster Rifles 6th Airborne Division digging in on the banks of the River Issel after landing

A Buffalo sets out across the Rhine, 25 March 1945.
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A Buffalo comes ashore on the east bank of the Rhine, 24 March 1945.

Operation Plunder: The first wave get across the Rhine – World War II Today

Our troop leader was first and I was in the second craft manning the gun. We reached the river a few minutes to 9 p.m. and at exactly 9 o'clock the first 'Buffalo' entered the water and the rest followed. We manoeuvred into formation and headed for the opposition shore, which was just discernible through the mist. Our hearts were anywhere but in the right place, for we did not know what to expect, but the expected onslaught did not materialise, and we touched down at exactly 9.03 p.m…

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An American Liberator bomber flies low over British troops during the Rhine crossing, 24 March 1945

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A British Bedford QL truck leaving a raft after crossing the Rhine River near Feldwick, Germany, 24 Mar 1945 (Imperial War Museum)
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[Photo] A British Bedford QL truck leaving a raft after crossing the Rhine River near Feldwick,North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 24 Mar 1945

[Photo] A British Bedford QL truck leaving a raft after crossing the Rhine River near Feldwick,North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 24 Mar 1945 | World War II Database

Men of the British 1st Cheshire Regiment crossing the Rhine River with Buffalo tracked landing vehicles at Wesel, Germany, 24 Mar 1945. (Imperial War Museum)

Today in World War II History—March 23, 1940 & 1945

80 Years Ago—March 23, 1940: Germany requires car owners to donate batteries and requires church bells to be melted down. Radio premiere of Truth or Consequences on CBS. 75 Years Ago—March 23, 1945: British Second Army crosses the Rhine at Wesel, Germany. Soviets reach the Gulf of Danzig between Danzig and Gdynia.

Men of the 15th Scottish Division leave their assault craft after crossing the Rhine and double up the east bank to their assembly point near Xanten.

Operation Plunder: The first wave get across the Rhine – World War II Today

Our troop leader was first and I was in the second craft manning the gun. We reached the river a few minutes to 9 p.m. and at exactly 9 o'clock the first 'Buffalo' entered the water and the rest followed. We manoeuvred into formation and headed for the opposition shore, which was just discernible through the mist. Our hearts were anywhere but in the right place, for we did not know what to expect, but the expected onslaught did not materialise, and we touched down at exactly 9.03 p.m…

Operation Plunder: The first wave get across the Rhine – World War II Today

Our troop leader was first and I was in the second craft manning the gun. We reached the river a few minutes to 9 p.m. and at exactly 9 o'clock the first 'Buffalo' entered the water and the rest followed. We manoeuvred into formation and headed for the opposition shore, which was just discernible through the mist. Our hearts were anywhere but in the right place, for we did not know what to expect, but the expected onslaught did not materialise, and we touched down at exactly 9.03 p.m…