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The capture of the German city of Meppen

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On 6 April 1945, Major General Christopher Vokes’s 4th Canadian Armoured Division, begins its thrust into Germany, traveling via Emlichheim, Twist and Rühle and reached the Ems river opposite the German town of Meppen. The crossing over the Eems river The east bank of the Ems was held

The “Sweetest Spring” | Liberation of Eastern and Northern Netherlands

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The ‘sweetest of springs’ At the beginning of April 1945, the First Canadian Army started the liberation of the northeastern parts of the Netherlands. Often aided by information from Dutch resistance fighters, Canadian troops advanced rapidly, liberating villages, canals a