As a 'spin-off' of my WW2talk activities, I've been asked by the Dutch Military to conduct a small Battle Field Tour on the battle of Moyland Wood (16 - 21 Feb 45). Thanks to gpo's son and klambie of this forum, who provided valuable links and documents, the BFT, which took place in December 2012, was highly successful. With the help of DYRCH, Dryan and Klambie - who provided me with further documents/war diaries - this topic now also covers the other operations of the Canadian 2nd Corps under General Guy Simonds during the final stage of Veritable (15 - 22 Feb, 1945). The operations of the 2nd Cdn Corps during this period revolved around establishing a good starting position from which to launch the projected Corps attack: Operation BLOCKBUSTER. This thread is divided in two parts: Part 1 contains a work-out of the BFT to Moyland Wood with focus on the operations of the 7th Cdn Inf Bde. See: VERITABLE 1945: the Canadian finale (Moyland Wood & Goch-Calcar road) Part 2 is about the Canadian operations which took place at the same time along the Goch - Calcar road. Here the 4th Cnd Inf Bde was hit and nearly overrun by a major counterattack of the 116th Pz Division and an attached battlegroup of the Panzer Lehr Division. In fact the battle signalled the end of Veritable, which explains the title of this thread. See: VERITABLE 1945: the Canadian finale (Moyland Wood & Goch-Calcar road). Annex 1 Aerials of the battlefield : VERITABLE: the Canadian finale (Moyland Wood & Goch-Calcar road) Annex 2 The 1st Cdn Armoured Personnel Carrier Regt (APC) Memorial at Mill : VERITABLE: the Canadian finale (Moyland Wood & Goch-Calcar road) Annex 3 The 10th Cdn Armoured Regt (Fort Garry Horse) memorial at Doetinchem: VERITABLE: the Canadian finale (Moyland Wood & Goch-Calcar road) This one is for the Canucks! Part of the BFtour group at the Langenhorst Farm (D on the map in post #2). The Katzenbuckel feature (4 on the map in post #2) is visible in the background. General Crerar, GOC First Canadian Army, in his Jeep on a visit to the forward HQ of Simond's 2nd Cdn Corps at Donsbrüggen. A week after the start of Op Veritable, Crerar decided to insert Simonds' Corps into the Rhineland battle and placed it on the left flank of his army. The Canadians take over started on Feb 15th, 1945. Thanks to Bedee the site of the above picture has been located. The photo was taken at Donsbrüggen (hard east of Cleve). The Jeep turns off from the main road to Cleve into a small sidelane, locally known as Schlucht. The house on the corner still exists; the tactical sign is German and probably is from a German Fallschirmjäger mortar unit that occupied the area in the fall of 1944. The mortar unit's HQ probably was located in the old farm at Schlucht no. 7. which is located some 50 meters from the main road near the forest's edge (photos courtesy Bedee).