GermanyKreis Kleve

Early in 1945 the German municipality of Kleve became the scene of heavy fighting as the Allies pushed towards the Rhine River. The battles fought during this last phase of the war cost the lives of many soldiers and civilians. ...

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Liberation Route:GermanyKreis Kleve

After the failure of Operation Market Garden in September 1944 the Allies came up with a new plan to invade Germany: Operation Veritable. Over half a million troops were assembled, along with vast amounts of material. Cities such as Kleve and Emmerich were bombed into the ground by the Allied air force. The scale of the destruction was almost unbelievable.

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