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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During the Second World War, the American Lee Miller was one of the few female photographers accredited as war correspondent for the U.S. Army. For Vogue magazine she travelled to the Front on the European mainland where she made several impressive pictures.