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First German City to Fall to British Arms

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  1. Jim

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    A road and rail junction with enemy troop concentration area, S. E. of Nijmegen and beyond the Reichswald Forest, Cleves was captured by Montgomery's infantry and armour on Feb. 11, 1945. Bombardment flattened it, so that even Bren-carriers had difficulty in surmounting the rubble; here one is towed by an A.V.R.E. Churchill, with its powerful mortar.

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    From this strongpoint at Cleves the infantry extracted 90 prisoners, before going through the captured equipment.

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