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Today in World War II History—February 8, 1945

3rd Canadian Infantry Division amphibious vehicles on the flooded Kranenburg road, February 1945 (public domain via “Official History of the Canadian Army—Operation ‘Veritable’”)

3rd Canadian Infantry Division amphibious vehicles on the flooded Kranenburg road, February 1945 (public domain via “Official History of the Canadian Army—Operation ‘Veritable’”)

75 Years Ago—February 8, 1945: Canadian First Army opens drive for Rhine from Nijmegen in the Netherlands, often in flooded conditions.

Norwegian resistance (Milorg) kills Maj. Gen. Karl Marthinson, head of Norwegian state police.

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