Operation Turnscrew - Rees

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As it seems to be impossible to upload files in private conversations, I open this thread as a means to enable this way of communication as a supplement...

Here are some pictures of Rees taken from a book in my library ("Krieg vor der eigenen Haustür - Rheinübergang und Luftlandung am Niederrhein 1945" by Alexander Berkel, ISBN 3-924380-22-8, pp. 190-195)

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German Fallschirmjägers have given up the fight in Rees - through the Neue Rheinstraße (New Rhine Street) they are led into captivity.

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After the battle the conquerors of Rees draw rations and organize themselves for further advance.

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Rees is occupied - a Bren Carrier on the Marktplatz (Market Place).
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In front of the destroyed church of Rees officers of the 51st Scottish Division hold a briefing.

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Rees, destroyed by bombardment, became the center of intense fighting after the Rhine-crossing - the ruins offered excellent cover for the defenders.

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Thanks for sharing, there are some great photos there
I didn't quite place Rees until I saw the words 'Rhine Crossing' then it clicked and I remembered where I had
heard the name before
 
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