World War II
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The crossing of the Rhine: Operation Plunder and Operation Varsity
The final hurdle of the Rhineland Offensive was the Rhine itself. The crossing near Wesel (Operation Plunder) was one of several coordinated Rhine crossings. A million Allied soldiers participated. In support of the crossing, 14.000 paratroopers were dropped behind enemy lines (Operation Varsity). The operations were a complete success. Hitler’s days were numbered.
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Marcel Pinte probably was the youngest French resistance fighter during the Second World War. As a six year old he helped the resistance group of his father. Marcel hid secret messages under his clothes and delivered them behind enemy lines