National Geographic : 1945 Jun
U.S.Army AirForces, Official Bomb-cratered Wesel Paid This Fearsome Price for Its Defense by Hitler's Fanatic Parachute Troops From this Rhine-side town, two bridges supported Germany's last pocket of resistance opposite the Ruhr Valley. Leaping theriver, theAllies found thiswreckage, photographed from a P-38. Churches, still standing, show how our airmen tried to spare cultural monuments. Twistedrails reveal what they didtotransport (lower left).