Discussion in 'Home' started by Trux, Sep 13, 2018.
A sharp eye for detail! And plenty of other rivers crossed...
#OTD1945 Operation Plunder - The Rhine Crossing. Bill Warhurst of @thetimes took these pictures before getting a snap of himself on a historic day. The official censor ordered the Bren gun to be removed.
Very interesting. But from the tweet I cannot tell which archive is holding the pics. An idea? The Times Archive?
Yes. Bill (aka Herbert) Warhurst was one of their war correspondents
The WWII Photos you Haven’t Seen Before - The Casemate UK Blog
Forget my previous post - found it...
I just started looking at a PDF about Canadian participation in Plunder and it references this document. Is it available as a PDF by any chance? (I have no idea how big it is or anything.)
I think it is for sale here - and at a reasonable price:
BAOR BATTLEFIELD TOUR - OPERATION PLUNDER - Directing Staff Edition - Naval & Military Press
Chris - I have a copy of it in PDF.
Tsk! I was just poking around on my hard drive and I found it. You must have already given it to me. Sorry!
I am wondering if anyone has the tables which show when and how the various divisional sub-units crossed the Rhine? Stolpi very kindly gave me the 43rd Infantry Division war diary for March and I was fascinated to look at these. I think I am about to do a dive into the canadiana site to see if I can find them for 3rd Canadian Division.
I was just looking through the 51 Division orders for Plunder posted by stolpi, and came across this bit about the barrages, which mentions both "pepper pot" and "mustard pot" - I suppose to distinguish the two.
Separate names with a comma.