The Battle of the Rhineland was a series of military operations completed by the 21st Army Group in February and March 1945. Overall, it consisted of a pincer operation by the Canadian 1st Army moving south eastwards from Nijmegen and the US 9th Army from the Roer.
The Canadian thrust was completed in two phases, Operations Veritable and Blockbuster, against heavy opposition. The U.S. operation, Grenade was delayed by the release of dammed waters but encountered significantly lighter opposition. The two prongs met at Xanten, as planned, and cleared the northern Rhineland of German forces.
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