Nieuwstadt – Beekstraat (4)

Lieutenant P Bickepsteth of 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade briefs his men during a counter-booby trap patrol in the village of Nieuwstadt, 3 January 1945.
Then image: © IWM B 13383
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Nieuwstadt – Beekstraat (3)

 

Troops of the 1st Rifle Brigade walking carefully through the villlage of Nieuwstadt,
4th January 1945, during Operation Blackcock.
Then image: © IWM B 13384
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Nieuwstadt – Beekstraat (2)

Nieuwstadt; While some men give covering fire, others troops of the 1st Rifle Brigade make a dash across the stream.
Then image: © IWM B 13387
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Sittard – Stationsstraat

English Cromwell MK IV tanks, from the King’s Own Hussars, 7th Armored Division in Sittard, opposite the station, at the start of Operation Blackcock.
Note: The angle could be better, the same building on the right is hidden behind the trees.
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Echt – Molenstraat

Echt, The Netherlands, Feb 1945 during operation Blackcock: US Army technicians work on telephone wiring. The graffiti behind them reads: “1918? Never Again!”
Then image: ?
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Schilberg (Echt) – Bosstraat (3)

75mm anti-tank guns knocked out by our tanks in Schilberg, 20 January 1945.
Then image: © IWM B 13897
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Schilberg (Echt) – Bosstraat (2)

Churchill tanks and troops of the 9th Durham Light Infantry in Schilberg, 20 January 1945.
Then image: © IWM B 13933
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Schilberg (Echt) – Bosstraat (1)

Churchill tanks laden with infantry of the 9th Durham Light Infantry pass a knocked out German PAK 40 7.5cm anti-tank gun as they enter Schilberg, 20 January 1945.
Then image: © IWM B 13932
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Echt – Jodenstraat (2)

Again Troops of the 2nd Bn Devons, 131 Bd. 7 A/Div, clearing the town of Echt of Germans left behind to harass the advance North.
Then image: © IWM B 13755
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Echt – Jodenstraat (1)

Troops of the 2nd Bn Devons, 131 Bd. 7 A/Div, clearing the town of Echt of Germans left behind to harass the advance North.
Then image: © IWM B 13756
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