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The Gordon Highlanders advance over the flood bank of the Rhine before crossing the river, 24 March 1945

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

General Bernard Montgomery''s 21st Army Group, crossed the Rhine on 23-24 March 1945 at Rees and Wesel in a brilliantly executed assault known as Operation PLUNDER. The assault was undertaken after a huge air and artillery bombardment and was hidden by a smoke screen.

One of 37 British official photographs covering aspects of the preparations for and liberation of North West Europe, 1944-1945.

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NAM. 2006-12-103-34


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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