Operation “Switchback” Oct. 6th 1944

Operation “Switchback” Oct. 6th 1944

Operation “Switchback” began at 0330 hours October 6th Excerpt from Into Action with the 12th Field – LT. T.J. Bell ” This operation across the Leopold Canal in the Scheldt Estuary was one of the toughest the Infantry had to fight. Essentially... Read more
Meeting stiff opposition due south of Deventer

Meeting stiff opposition due south of Deventer

…. we had again hit the Jerry who showed every evidence of firming up and fighting for Deventer. The Winnipeg Rifles had great difficulty holding a bridgehead across the Schip Beebe Canal and the Canadian Scottish were also meeting stiff opposition due south of... Read more
Operation Plunder & Peter Fuse Targets

Operation Plunder & Peter Fuse Targets

…..Shortly after midnight the night of March 10/11th the Regiment was en route to Cleve. We had just completed four weeks of very heavy fighting and certainly needed a breather. What was in store for us there, no one knew, but we expected that we would have a... Read more
OP Block Buster ~ Hit a block and serious one

OP Block Buster ~ Hit a block and serious one

February 25th, 1945 saw operation “Blockbuster”. The objectives were to finish off the Seigfried Line and the 3rd Division’s job was to take Udem.  The attack was successful and Udem was taken.  Major A.T.P. Gilbert and Capt. E.J. Hooper of the 16th... Read more
Dugouts are being redecorated ~ Jan 11- 1945

Dugouts are being redecorated ~ Jan 11- 1945

The 12th Field Regiment Troops endure the cold and bitter Winter of 1945 in Groesbeek and Nijmegen, Netherlands area On January 11th, “The men are all busy fixing up their new homes—dugouts are being redecorated….” Read excerpts from World War Two... Read more