Churchill tanks of the 6th Guards Tank Brigade supported by infantry of the 2nd Gordon Highlanders (seen in windows of the large ruin) drive along a badly damaged street in Kleve, Germany. 12th February 1945
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A Sherman Tank and (what looks like) a Humber Armoured Car sit on a foggy hilltop road, waiting for the call to advance during the Final Battle for Monte Cassino. Cassino, Italy, 13th May, 1944. Monte Cassino was a hilltop Abbey situated less than 2 kilometres to the west of the town of Cassino which dominated the entrance to the surrounding Liri valley. The effectiveness and pinpoint accuracy of the artillery encountered by the advancing Allied forces lead them to believe that the…
https://flic.kr/p/KGUUJu | the liberation | The liberation of Venlo took place on the 1st of March 1945. The town of Blerick on the westside of the river Meuse was taken in by the Allied forces on december 3rd. So the Germans retreated to Venlo on the eastside. The river Meuse became the frontline for months. The Sicherheitsdienst (german secret service) moved from Maastricht to Venlo and ordered the residents to evacuate the city, but many chose to remain. The British and Germans kept…