Winston Churchill talking with men of the 15th (Scottish) Division on the 23rd March Winston Churchill watches the progress of the battle Winston Churchill with Montgomery and Brooke taking lunch on the western bank of the Rhine British artillery supporting the Rhine Crossing A fresh wave of British troops prepares to cross the Rhine at dawn on the 24th March

DD Sherman's making their way towards the Rhine DD Tanks of the Staffordshire Yeomanry moving up to support the crossing British Buffalo's preparing to cross the Rhine British Buffalo's preparing to cross the Rhine A Buffalo carrying British infantry across the Rhine

British Buffalo's crossing the Rhine A British Buffalo arrives on the Eastern bank of the Rhine Troops of the 15th Scottish Division land on the East bank of the Rhine Men of the 15th (Scottish) Division take cover after coming under fire Men of the 15th (Scottish) Division advancing on the 24th March

A tank of the 9th US Army crosses the Rhine A wrecked Bren Carrier after running over a landmine A British anti-aircraft gun is transported across the Rhine on a raft Royal Engineers operating a ferry across the Rhine The first Bailey Bridge across the Rhine nears completion

Traffic begins to flow across a Bailey Bridge Royal Engineers constructing "Lambeth Bridge" over the Rhine on the 25th March  Troops of the 9th US Army on their way to link up with the 17th Airborne Division British casualties awaiting evacuation Volksturm prisoners guarded by a British soldier

German prisoners await transportation across the Rhine The demolished railway bridge at Wesel Winston Churchill climbs over the wreckage of the railway bridge at Wesel The remains of the railway bridge at Wesel, as seen today

General

 

Men of the 6th Guards Tank Brigade watch the Airborne landings

6th Guards Tank Brigade

 

Commandos manning Vickers machine-guns in the ruins of Wesel Men of No.6 Commando in Wesel Two Commandos on a patrol for snipers in Wesel A No.6 Commando patrol in Wesel The ruins of Wesel after the Rhine Crossing

The ruins of Wesel after the Rhine Crossing The ruins of Wesel after the Rhine Crossing The ruins of Wesel after the Rhine Crossing The shattered remains of Wesel

1st Commando Brigade

 

American paratroopers prepare to board their C-47's American Waco gliders ready for take-off A C-47 lifts a Waco glider of the 17th Airborne Division into the air An American C-47 towing two Waco gliders Waco gliders landing

B-24 Liberators on a supply run over one of the 17th Airborne's landing zones Abandoned Horsa gliders lie across one of the 6th Airlanding Brigade's zones A dead paratrooper of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment hangs from a tree near Wesel A dead paratrooper hangs from a tree American paratroopers moving off a drop zone

American paratroopers digging defensive positions in an orchard

17th US Airborne Division

 

Soldiers of the 7th US Army attack the East bank of the Rhine on the 26th March US troops attacking St. Goer on the 26th March

Elsewhere