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Artillery barrage during the British assault on the River Rhine, March 1945

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

A 5.5 -inch gun firing at targets across the Rhine during the four-hour air and land bombardment which preceded the British and American crossings north of the Ruhr on 24 March. Over 1,500 guns took part, from the lighter Bofors to 8-inch heavy guns.

One of 37 British Official photographs.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2006-12-103-31


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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