With Bated Breath; Crossing The Rhine – March 25, 1945
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News for this day in 1945 was given over entirely to the events taking place in Europe. The Allied armies had successfully crossed the Rhine, beginning early in the morning of March 25th. Most Radio outlets in the U.S. were carrying these shortwave relayed reports from the BBC and it was cause for much anticipation and anxiety. The Allied Armies were now on German soil. How long it would be before they reached Berlin was only a guess. Resistance was surprisingly light at the crossing, but it was wondered if this was only a lull and some major counterattack was looming.
Still, there was no time to think what may or may not lay ahead. The War in Europe had taken a dramatic turn and it was only a matter of time before Germany suffered complete defeat.
Here is one of two BBC Newsreel special broadcasts, beamed to the U.S. for March 25, 1945.
- Capturing the Bridge at Remagen, 1945 – Crossing the Rhine River (warhistoryonline.com)