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Exploitation of the Remagen Bridgehead, 25 March–18 April 1945

William C. Sylvan and Francis G. Smith

in Normandy to Victory

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780813125251
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135038 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125251.003.0009
Exploitation of the Remagen Bridgehead, 25 March–18 April 1945

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This chapter provides details of the encirclement of Army Group B. It accounts the advances made by the 9th Armed Division of V Corps to clear Bendorf, the 3rd Armed of VII Corps to Rott, Ersfeld, and Rettersen. The chapter further accounts the offensive of the 1st Div to the north, which was met by strong enemy pressure, and that progress along the low ground south of the river was slowed down by enemy fire from the high ground on the northern bank. It reports that the British continued to ferry more troops across the river while the XVI Corps of the Ninth Army completed more bridges and advances, especially with the 30th Division, up to three miles away. The chapter further reports the gains made by the 7th Armed Division and indicates that from 5,000 to 10,000 PoWs (prisoners of war) were taken. It notes that the news elated General Hodges, General Eisenhower, and General Bradley.

Keywords: 9th Armed Division; Bendorf; VII Corps; Rott; Ersfeld; Rettersen; XVI Corps; 7th Armed Division; General Eisenhower

Chapter.  12048 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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