Heythuysen (2)

Tanks arrive in Heythuysen around 15 November 1944. During the night of November 14 to 15, many walls in Heythuysen were decorated with slogans like this. This slogan reads: Am ende steht der deutschen sieg! or In the end there is German Victory!
Then image: LIFE Magazine – George Silk
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.EU / Cor Sleutel

Leveroy (1)

On 15 November 1944 the first units from the 5th battalion Black Watch regiment entered the village of Leveroy.
Then image: IWM (Imperial War Museum)
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Heythuysen (1)

British Troops entering the city of Heythuysen, november 1944.
Then image: Imperial War Museum
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Blerick – Pontanusstraat (2)

Streetfights in the Pontanusstraat in 1944 during operation Nutcracker in Blerick a suburb of Venlo.
Then image: ?
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Blerick – Antoniuslaan

Scottish soldiers of the infantry in action during Operation Nutcracker.
Street were cleared of the presence of German soldiers.
In the background we see houses on the Antoniuslaan that
were destroyed during the bombardment earlier in the day.
Then image:http://wo2venlo.nl/venlo-1944-1945-de-bevrijding-van-blerick/
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Blerick – Pontanusstraat (1)

Soldier of the 6thBattalion, King’s Own Scottish Borders before a building in Blerick,
a suburb of Venlo, the Netherlands during operation Nutcracker in 1944.
Note the blast impact still visibible in the now photo.
Then image: ??
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Blerick – Antoniusplein

Soldiers of the Royal Scots 15th infantry division in Blerick a suburb of Venlo, during operation Nutcracker in january 1945.
Then image: ??
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