Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Allied Invasion of Germany

These photos are of the Allied invasion of Germany during World War II, 1944-45. 

 American soldiers take cover on the Nibelungen bridge over the Rhine River, as 
German snipers on the opposite bank of the Rhine take aim, 20 March 1945
 British Army Pvt. Watkins of the 9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, aims his Bren gun from a dugout in the garden of a house on the Dutch-German border, 17 December 1944
 British Army soldiers of XXX Corps show off a captured portrait of Adolf Hitler 
after taking the German town of Kleve during Operation Veritable, March 1945
 British soldiers of the 53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division eat their rations next to 
an open flame in the newly captured town of Rethem, 16 April 1945
 Scottish infantrymen of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers engage German troops 
on the streets of Bremen with rifles and Bren gun. Bremen, Germany, 12 April 1945
 Soviet slave laborers are rescued from a cellar after it had been locked and set on fire by a German policeman following the liberation of the city by the British VIII Corps, Second Army. Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, Germany. 7 April 1945
Two U.S. Army infantrymen of the 84th Training Command decorate a Christmas tree in the cellar of a home in Geilenkirchen, Heinsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. December 1944

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