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The Allied advance from Paris to the Rhine was a phase in the Western European Campaign of World War II.
Alpen is a municipality in the district of Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Anröchte is a municipality in the district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The Armor Branch of the United States Army is an active combat arms branch.
Armoured cavalry (or U.S. armored) began to replace horse cavalry as the reconnaissance arm in most armies after the First World War, although many armies continued to maintain horse cavalry through the end of the Second World War.
Armoured warfare, mechanised warfare or tank warfare is the use of armoured fighting vehicles in modern warfare.
Army Group B (German: Heeresgruppe B) was the title of three German Army Groups that saw action during World War II.
Aspenstedt is a village and a former municipality in the district of Harz, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
An assault gun is a form of self-propelled artillery which utilizes an infantry support gun mounted on a motorized chassis, normally an armored fighting vehicle.
An attack aircraft, strike aircraft, or attack bomber, is a tactical military aircraft that has a primary role of carrying out airstrikes with greater precision than bombers, and is prepared to encounter strong low-level air defenses while pressing the attack.
Bacqueville is a commune in the Eure department in Normandy in northern France.
The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II.
Bausenhagen, is a former village that is part of the city of Fröndenberg in Germany.
Berg is a municipality in the district of Ravensburg in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.
Blankenburg (Harz) is a town and health resort in the district of Harz, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, at the north foot of the Harz Mountains, southwest of Halberstadt.
Bottrop is a city in west central Germany, on the Rhine-Herne Canal, in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Braunschweig (Low German: Brunswiek), also called Brunswick in English, is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany, north of the Harz mountains at the farthest navigable point of the Oker river which connects it to the North Sea via the Aller and Weser rivers.
The City Municipality of Bremen (Stadtgemeinde Bremen) is a Hanseatic city in northwestern Germany, which belongs to the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (also called just "Bremen" for short), a federal state of Germany.
Buchenwald concentration camp (German: Konzentrationslager (KZ) Buchenwald,; literally, in English: beech forest) was a German Nazi concentration camp established on Ettersberg hill near Weimar, Germany, in July 1937, one of the first and the largest of the concentration camps on German soil, following Dachau's opening just over four years earlier.
A Combat Command was a combined-arms military organization of comparable size to a brigade or regiment employed by armored forces of the United States Army from 1942 until 1963.
Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia (Czech and Československo, Česko-Slovensko), was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the:Czech Republic and:Slovakia on 1 January 1993.
Delbrück is a town in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the district Paderborn.
Derenburg is a town in the district of Harz, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
A division is a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers.
Dorsten is a town in the district of Recklinghausen in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and has a population of just below 80,000.
Echt is a city in the Dutch municipality of Echt-Susteren in the province of Limburg, Netherlands.
Ellingsen is a surname.
Elsen is a village in Germany that forms a part of the city Paderborn in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Erwitte is a town in the district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Field artillery is a category of mobile artillery used to support armies in the field.
The Fifteenth United States Army was the last field army to see service in northwest Europe during World War II and was the final command of General George S. Patton.
Fort Knox is a United States Army post in Kentucky, south of Louisville and north of Elizabethtown.
Fort Polk is a United States Army installation located in Vernon Parish, approximately ten miles east of Leesville, Louisiana, and thirty miles north of DeRidder in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana.
Fröndenberg is a town in the district of Unna, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Gangelt is a municipality in the district of Heinsberg, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Geilenkirchen is a town in the district Heinsberg, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Gerlingen is a town in the district of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Halberstadt is a town in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, the capital of Harz district.
Hückelhoven is a town in the district of Heinsberg, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Heimburg is a village and a former municipality in the district of Harz, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Heinsberg is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Heinz Kokott (14 November 1900 – 29 May 1976) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II.
The Hitler Youth (German:, often abbreviated as HJ in German) was the youth organisation of the Nazi Party in Germany.
Holtun, originally named La Máquina, is a Maya archaeological site located in the Petén Department of northern Guatemala on the road to Melchor de Mencos from Flores.
The 75 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8 was a self-propelled howitzer vehicle of the United States developed during World War II.
Jeep is a brand of American automobiles that is a division of FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group, LLC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke AG (JFM, earlier JCO or JKO in World War I), more commonly Junkers, was a major German aircraft and aircraft engine manufacturer.
Kamp-Lintfort is a town in Wesel District, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Kempen is a town in the district of Viersen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Kerken with the towns of Aldekerk, Eyll, Nieukerk and Stenden, is a municipality in the district of Kleve in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Langenstein is a village and a former municipality in the district of Harz, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Le Havre, historically called Newhaven in English, is an urban French commune and city in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region of northwestern France.
The Lippe is a river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Lippstadt is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Lobberich is a village in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, situated close to the Dutch border at Venlo.
Lohne (Oldenburg) is a town in the district of Vechta, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
The M1 carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber.30, M1) is a lightweight, easy to use,.30 caliber (7.62 mm) semi-automatic carbine that was a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and well into the Vietnam War.
The M1 GarandOfficially designated as U.S. rifle, caliber.30, M1, later simply called Rifle, Caliber.30, M1, also called US Rifle, Cal.
The M1 mortar is an American 81 millimeter caliber mortar.
The M18 Hellcat (officially designated the 76 mm Gun Motor Carriage M18 or M18 GMC) was an American tank destroyer of World War II, used in the Italian, European, and Pacific theatres, and in the Korean War.
The M1911 is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated pistol chambered for the.45 ACP cartridge.
The M1917 Browning machine gun is a heavy machine gun used by the United States armed forces in World War I, World War II, Korea, and to a limited extent in Vietnam; it has also been used by other nations.
The Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) is a family of American automatic rifles and machine guns used by the United States and numerous other countries during the 20th century. The primary variant of the BAR series was the M1918, chambered for the.30-06 Springfield rifle cartridge and designed by John Browning in 1917 for the U.S. Expeditionary Corps in Europe as a replacement for the French-made Chauchat and M1909 Benét–Mercié machine guns that US forces had previously been issued. The BAR was designed to be carried by infantrymen during an assault Article by Maxim Popenker, 2014. advance while supported by the sling over the shoulder, or to be fired from the hip. This is a concept called "walking fire" — thought to be necessary for the individual soldier during trench warfare.Chinn, George M.: The Machine Gun, Volume I: History, Evolution, and Development of Manual, Automatic, and Airborne Repeating Weapons, p. 175. Bureau of Ordnance, Department of the Navy, 1951. The BAR never entirely lived up to the original hopes of the war department as either a rifle or a machine gun. The U.S. Army, in practice, used the BAR as a light machine gun, often fired from a bipod (introduced on models after 1938).Bishop, Chris: The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, p. 239. Sterling Publishing, 2002. A variant of the original M1918 BAR, the Colt Monitor Machine Rifle, remains the lightest production automatic gun to fire the.30-06 Springfield cartridge, though the limited capacity of its standard 20-round magazine tended to hamper its utility in that role. Although the weapon did see some action in World War I, the BAR did not become standard issue in the US Army until 1938, when it was issued to squads as a portable light machine gun. The BAR saw extensive service in both World War II and the Korean War and saw limited service in the Vietnam War. The US Army began phasing out the BAR in the late 1950s, when it was intended to be replaced by a squad automatic weapon (SAW) variant of the M14, and was without a portable light machine gun until the introduction of the M60 machine gun in 1957. The M60, however, was really a general-purpose machine gun (GPMG) and was used as a SAW only because the army had no other tool for the job until the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon in the mid-1980s.
The M1919 Browning is a.30 caliber medium machine gun that was widely used during the 20th century, especially during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
The M2 Machine Gun or Browning.50 Caliber Machine Gun is a heavy machine gun designed toward the end of World War I by John Browning.
The M2 half-track car was a half-track armored vehicle produced by the United States during World War II.
The M24 Chaffee (officially Light Tank, M24) is an American light tank used during the later part of World War II; it was also used in post–World War II conflicts including the Korean War, and by the French in the War in Algeria and the First Indochina War.
The M26 Pershing was a heavy tank/medium tank of the United States Army.
The M3 Half-track, known officially as the Carrier, Personnel Half-track M3, was an American armored personnel carrier half-track widely used by the Allies during World War II and in the Cold War.
The M3 Stuart, officially Light Tank, M3, was an American light tank of World War II.
The M4 Sherman, officially Medium Tank, M4, was the most widely used medium tank by the United States and Western Allies in World War II.
The 105 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M7 was an American self-propelled artillery vehicle produced during World War II.
The M8 Light Armored Car is a 6×6 armored car produced by the Ford Motor Company during World War II.
Magdeburg (Low Saxon: Meideborg) is the capital city and the second largest city of the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Margraten (Mergraote) is a village and a former municipality in the southeastern part of the Netherlands.
Marl or marlstone is a calcium carbonate or lime-rich mud or mudstone which contains variable amounts of clays and silt.
Mechanized infantry are infantry equipped with armored personnel carriers (APCs) or infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for transport and combat (see also mechanized force).
Military gliders (an offshoot of common gliders) have been used by the military of various countries for carrying troops (glider infantry) and heavy equipment to a combat zone, mainly during the Second World War.
Moers (older form: Mörs; archaic Dutch: Murse, Murs or Meurs) is a German city on the western bank of the Rhine.
The Moselle (la Moselle,; Mosel; Musel) is a river flowing through France, Luxembourg, and Germany.
Mulhouse (Alsatian: Milhüsa or Milhüse,;; i.e. mill house) is a city and commune in eastern France, close to the Swiss and German borders.
Nennig is a village in the Saarland, Germany, part of the municipality of Perl.
The Nette is a small river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, a left tributary of the Niers.
Niederkrüchten is a municipality in the district of Viersen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The Niers (spoken-out like neerce) is a river in Germany and The Netherlands, a right tributary of the river Maas (Meuse).
The Ninth Army is a field army of the United States Army, garrisoned at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy.
Norddorf auf Amrum (Öömrang: Noorsaarep üüb Oomram, Nordtorp) is a municipality on the island of Amrum in the district of Nordfriesland in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Normandy (Normandie,, Norman: Normaundie, from Old French Normanz, plural of Normant, originally from the word for "northman" in several Scandinavian languages) is one of the 18 regions of France, roughly referring to the historical Duchy of Normandy.
During World War II, Operation Grenade was the crossing of the Roer river between Roermond and Düren by the U.S. Ninth Army, commanded by Lieutenant General William Hood Simpson, in February 1945, which marked the beginning of the Allied invasion of Germany.
Operation North Wind (Unternehmen Nordwind) was the last major German offensive of World War II on the Western Front.
Beginning on the night of March 23, 1945 the 21st Army Group under Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery launched Operation Plunder, as a part of a coordinated set of Rhine crossings.
Paderborn is a city in eastern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, capital of the Paderborn district.
The Panther is a German medium tank deployed during World War II on the Eastern and Western Fronts in Europe from mid-1943 to the war's end in 1945.
The Panzerkampfwagen IV (PzKpfw IV), commonly known as the Panzer IV, was a German medium tank developed in the late 1930s and used extensively during the Second World War.
Panzergrenadier, shortened as PzGren (modern) or PzG (WWII), is a German term for motorised or mechanized infantry – that is, infantry transported in combat vehicles specialized for such tasks – as introduced during World War II.
Paul Elvie Feldhausen (born June 14, 1946 in Madison, Wisconsin.) is a former player in the American Football League for the Boston Patriots in 1968 as a tackle.
Peeps are marshmallow candies sold in the United States and Canada that are shaped into chicks, bunnies, and other animals.
Perl is a municipality in the district Merzig-Wadern, in Saarland, Germany.
Plzeň, also called Pilsen in English and German, is a city in western Bohemia in the Czech Republic.
Pont-à-Mousson is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in northeastern France.
Recklinghausen is the northernmost city in the Ruhr-Area and the capital of the Recklinghausen district.
Reims (also spelled Rheims), a city in the Grand Est region of France, lies east-northeast of Paris.
Remagen is a town in Germany in the Land Rhineland-Palatinate, in the district of Ahrweiler.
Rheinberg is a town in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
--> The Rhine (Rhenus, Rein, Rhein, le Rhin,, Italiano: Reno, Rijn) is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Liechtenstein, Swiss-Austrian, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the German Rhineland and the Netherlands and eventually empties into the North Sea.
Roermond (Remunj) is a city, a municipality, and a diocese in the southeastern part of the Netherlands.
Rouen (Frankish: Rodomo; Rotomagus, Rothomagus) is a city on the River Seine in the north of France.
The Ruhr Pocket was a battle of encirclement that took place in April 1945, on the Western Front near the end of World War II, in the Ruhr Area of Germany.
The Rur (German; in Dutch Roer and French: la Roer) is a major river that flows through portions of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
The Saar (Sarre; Saar) is a river in northeastern France and western Germany, and a right tributary of the Moselle.
The Schwalm (German) or Swalm (Dutch), is a small river in Germany and the Netherlands, tributary to the river Meuse.
Seehausen is a town in the district of Stendal, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Selm is a town in the district of Unna, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Sennelager is a village in Germany that forms part of the City of Paderborn.
Simpelveld (Zumpelveld) is a municipality and a town in the southeastern Netherlands.
Sittard is a city in the Netherlands, situated in the southernmost province of Limburg.
Soest (as if it were 'Sohst'; Westphalian: Saust) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Southampton is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire, England.
The Stinson L-5 Sentinel was a World War II era liaison aircraft used by all branches of the U.S. military and by the British Royal Air Force.
Strasbourg (Alsatian: Strossburi; Straßburg) is the capital and largest city of the Grand Est region of France and is the official seat of the European Parliament.
Schachdorf Ströbeck is a village in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, which since 1 January 2010 is part of the town of Halberstadt in the Harz district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
A tank is an armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat, with heavy firepower, strong armour, tracks and a powerful engine providing good battlefield maneuverability.
The Teutoburg Forest (Teutoburger Wald,, colloquially: Teuto) is a range of low, forested hills in the German states of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia.
Tidworth Camp is a military installation at Tidworth in Wiltshire.
The Tiger I is a German heavy tank of World War II deployed from 1942 in Africa and Europe, usually in independent heavy tank battalions.
The Twelfth United States Army Group was the largest and most powerful United States Army formation ever to take to the field, commanding four field armies at its peak in 1945: First United States Army, Third United States Army, Ninth United States Army and Fifteenth United States Army.
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Army Central, formerly the Third United States Army, commonly referred to as the Third Army and as ARCENT is a military formation of the United States Army, which saw service in World War I and World War II, in the 1991 Gulf War, and in the coalition occupation of Iraq.
Unna is a city of around 59,000 people in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, the seat of the Unna district.
The V-1 flying bomb (Vergeltungswaffe 1 "Vengeance Weapon 1")—also known to the Allies as the buzz bomb, or doodlebug, and in Germany as Kirschkern (cherrystone) or Maikäfer (maybug)—was an early cruise missile and the only production aircraft to use a pulsejet for power.
Wachtendonk at the confluence of Niers River and Nette River is a municipality in the district of Kleve in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Wamel is a town in the Dutch province of Gelderland.
Wegberg is the northernmost town in the district of Heinsberg in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The Wehrmacht (lit. "defence force")From wehren, "to defend" and Macht., "power, force".
Wemen is a locality in Victoria, Australia, located approximately from Mildura, Victoria.
Werl is a town located in the district of Soest in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Wernigerode is a town in the district of Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Werwolf (German for "werewolf") was a Nazi plan, which began development in 1944, to create a resistance force which would operate behind enemy lines as the Allies advanced through Germany.
Wesel is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The Weser is a river in Northwestern Germany.
Westerhausen is a village and a former municipality in the district of Harz, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Westerholt is a municipality in the district of Wittmund, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
The Western Allied invasion of Germany was coordinated by the Western Allies during the final months of hostilities in the European theatre of World War II.
The Western Front was a military theatre of World War II encompassing Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Germany. World War II military engagements in Southern Europe and elsewhere are generally considered under separate headings. The Western Front was marked by two phases of large-scale combat operations. The first phase saw the capitulation of the Netherlands, Belgium, and France during May and June 1940 after their defeat in the Low Countries and the northern half of France, and continued into an air war between Germany and Britain that climaxed with the Battle of Britain. The second phase consisted of large-scale ground combat (supported by a massive air war considered to be an additional front), which began in June 1944 with the Allied landings in Normandy and continued until the defeat of Germany in May 1945.
Wickede (Ruhr) is a municipality in the district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Wolfenbüttel is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, the administrative capital of Wolfenbüttel District.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
XIX Corps was a corps-sized formation of the United States Army, initially allocated to the Organized Reserves in California and seven other western and northwestern states.
The 11th Panzer Division (11th Tank Division) was an armoured division in the German Army, the Wehrmacht, during World War II, established in 1940.
The 2nd Armored Division ("Hell on Wheels") was an armored division of the United States Army.
The 7th Armored Division ("Lucky Seventh") was an armored division of the United States Army that saw distinguished service on the Western Front, from August 1944 until May 1945, during World War II.
The 7th Armoured Division was an armoured division of the British Army that saw distinguished active service during World War II, where its exploits in the Western Desert Campaign gained it the Desert Rats nickname.
The 809th Tank Destroyer Battalion was a tank destroyer battalion of the United States Army active during the Second World War.
The 94th Division was a unit of the United States Army in World War I, and of the Organized Reserve Corps in 1921 until 1942.
The 9th Armored Division (the "Phantom Division") was an armored division of the United States Army during World War II.