The War Illustrated No 193 Vol 8 November 10th 1944

British and U.S. Armies on Germany5 Borders BRITISH 2nd ARMY troops in the Venray and Overloon fighting included the 3rd Division—comprising Scotsmen and men from the Midlands, East Anglia, Yorkshire, Lancashire and Shropshire. Overloon, south of Nijmegen, fell on October 12,1944 Churchills pass the shattered church (left). Occupation of Venray, Dutch road and rail centre, was completed six days later, after house-to-house fighting (right), this successful action reducing the enemy salient west of the River Maas. See map in page 387. Pliolos, British Official U.S. 1st ARMY AT AACHEN battled in the suburbs towards the centre of the smashed city against fanatical resistance until its capture on October 20,1944, when it was stated that over 10,000 prisoners had been taken. More than 15,000 civilians also fell into American hands. An American sniper used a tank as protection against enemy fire (left). A 57-mm. anti-tank gun inaction during the prolonged street-fighting (right). Thanks to the U.S. gunners’ accuracy little damage was done to the city’s famous cathedral. See also pages 386 and 395, PAGE 388 Photos, Keystone
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