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.
Then image: ??
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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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Nieuwstadt – Beekstraat

Troops of the 1st Rifle Brigade take cover as a mortar bomb explodes in a stream in the village of Nieuwstadt, north of Sittard, 3 January 1945.
Then image: © IWM B 13385
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Echt – Rijksweg Noord

A German Propaganda slogan on a house in Echt, 1945.
The slogan reads: Not again slavery!
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Echt – Peijerstraat

US soldiers looking at a German Propaganda text on the wall of a house in Echt, The Netherlands, during Operation Blackcock, 1945. The slogan reads: People stand up!
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