The Second World War 1939 - 1945: Field Marshal Montgomery with Major General Simpson looking at the 'Dragon's Teeth' part of the Siegfried Line. The crossing of the Rhine, which took place during March 1945, was his last major achievement before the end of the war.
A young guard sits with his weapon along the Siegfried Line in 1947. Originally built in the First World War, Hitler ordered its construction to be renewed after the Allies invaded France. It comprised a series of defensive structures stretching along the German border with the countries to its west