Give the Children Freedom

Give the Children Freedom

The first of April 2015, the 12th Field crew captured the emotions for the 70th commemorations during the Final Push liberations and re-enactments by the Keep them Rolling Netherlands. Give the Children Freedom is a poem reading and excerpt preview for the documentary... Read more
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