Hello, I am starting this thread to discuss in more detail some of the photos I found on Flickr quite a while ago. Crossing the Rhine, March 1945 | Flickr They were posted in 2007 by an individual going by the name ajw423uk. According to him the photos were taken by his grandfather who served in the 1st Royal Dragoons which in March 1945 were "deployed on the bank" of the river Rhine as it says in the Flickr post. Some photos seem to have original captions which are quoted in the Flickr post, other photos seem to have captions added by ajw423uk. I tried to get in touch with him - but to no avail... Anyway, some of you may know the pics - but they are interesting because they come from a series and provide context relating to Operation Plunder. Furthermore, they are a valuable addition to the pictures available in the IWM collection. For some pictures I will be able to give further information - others raise questions that I would like to discuss. They all show scenes in the 30th Corps sector during Operation Plunder. I found out that the 1st Royal Dragoons were a recce unit equipped with scout cars - by 1944 each troop had two Humber and one Daimler armoured cars. However, for Operation Plunder the 1st Dragoons were apparently "dismounted" and assigned the task of doing "bank control" between March 23rd and March 28th. Source: Microsoft Word - DFV-File Part D003a-RAC-COL Dragoons (daimler-fighting-vehicles.co.uk) Bank control also meant that the soldier who took the photos had a chance spent some time in one place and had plenty of opportunities to observe how the operation to cross the Rhine unfolded. I will post some of the pictures in this thread in order to find out more - or to share what I found out... Thanks for your interest!