Battle for Groningen – Radesingel

During the battle for Groningen the Canadians had difficulty gaining ground in the city. It was one of the hardest urban battles the Canadian had to fight during ww2. What it made difficult was the centre of Groningen as it is surrounded with canals and bridges. Only a few here usable.

Infanterie Les Fusiliers, Mt-Royal op de Radesingel. 15 april 1945

This picture clearly shows the hardness to advance to the centre of Groningen.

Especially as you look around the corner and see where these soldiers where heading. But they not had any real good cover as the Germans in the warehouses on the other side of the Verbindingskanaal at the Trompsingel had clear visual at the advancing Canadians