British forces advance through the area of Oisterwijk and Moergestel, on the way to Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, in WW II
Hertogenbosch Netherlands Date:1944, October Duration:3 min 26 sec Sound:Yes
Map of the Netherlands with town of Hertogenbosch highlighted. Infantry move through the town of Oisterwijk, Netherlands, transported in "Kangaroo" armored personnel carriers of the 1st Canadian Armored Carrier Regiment. They are followed by armored vehicles of Squadron B,15th (Scottish) Reconnaissance Regiment. 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division Commander, Major General Sir Collin Muir (Tiny) Barber consults with two of his commanders at a river crossing in Moergestel (He is good-naturedly called "Tiny" because he is the tallest officer in the British Army. One of the officers with him may be Major Gordon or Major Mills.) British troops set up a battery of artillery and fire at German positions. British troops cross a canal in boats, while Churchill tanks and bren guns provide supporting fire. Soldiers climb the canal bank and proceed toward town of Boxtel. Several columns of the British 2nd Army proceed towards Hertogenbosch. Buildings on fire due to bombardment. British forces employ a flame-throwing (Crocodile) Churchill tank. Members of the 15th (Scottish) Reconnaissance Regiment rescue civilians trapped in an air raid shelter. Fire and smoke rises. British tanks enter the town of Hertogenbosch. Liberated citizens come from hiding after the battle.
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