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'Commandos resting in Wesel, 24 - 25 March 1945'

Photograph, World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945), 1945.

1st Commando Brigade crossed the Rhine in assault craft during the night of 23 March 1945. They advanced under a terrific barrage of 1,500 guns to form the spearhead of the British assault. By 2 am on 24 March their first objective, the town of Wesel, was captured and 350 German prisoners had been taken.

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NAM. 1986-01-4-259


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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