Another photo addition, this time a British press photo. This one shows an American paratrooper getting a light from a British tank commander. Note the German belt worn by the para.
The press snip on the reverse is as follows:
BRITISH OFFICIAL PHOTO. BU.2738/RN
U.S. PARATROOPERS RIDE BRITISH TANKS IN DRIVE TO MUENSTER.
The Sixth Guards Armoured Brigade
linking up with paratroopers of
the U.S. 17th Airborne Division
on the River Lippe, broke through
German resistance in the Ruhr to
take the town of Dorsten on March
28 1945. This Anglo American
Paratrooper-armour force, in a
series of rapid victories reached
Muenster on April 2nd and the 6th
Guards Armoured Brigade, leading
the advance on the left of the
British section of the front, is
reported to have reached Nordhorn,
17 miles northeast from Enschede.
At one point in their drive the
American Paratrooper leaped from
the British tanks when they were
attacked by heavy fire from the
116 Panzer Division along the
Lippe Canal. Covered by fire from
60 tank guns they took 400 pri-
soners and swam and waded back
across the canal.
(Picture issued: March, 1945)