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  Operation Plunder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During World War II, Operation Plunder was the crossing of the Rhine river at Rees, Wesel and south of the Lippe Canal by the British Second Army, under Lieutenant-General Miles C Dempsey, and the US Ninth Army, under Lieutenant-General William H Simpson.
The operation itself commenced on the night of 23 March 1945.
The Allied operation was opposed by the German First Parachute Army, commanded by General Schlemm, a part of Army Group H. Although this formation was considered to be the most effective German force in the area, it was severely depleted from its previous action in the Reichswald.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Operation_Plunder   (833 words)

  
 Operation Plunder: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Operation varsity was an airborne operation towards the end of world war ii, intended to gain a foothold across the river rhine....
(operation span was a deception operation in support of the 1944 invasion of southern france (operation dragoon)....
Operation grenade was the plan for the us ninth army to cross the roer (rur) river in february 1945....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/o/op/operation_plunder.htm   (583 words)

  
 SILENT WINGS MUSEUM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The operation was to be carried out by the Chindits, a specially trained, mixed force of British, Ghurka, and Burmese guerrilla fighters led by Brigadier General Orde Charles Wingate, a commander with extensive unconventional warfare experience.
Operation Overlord relied heavily on airborne infantry to capture key roadways, bridges and communications centers in advance of the main invasion force landing on the beaches of Normandy.
Overall, the largest airborne operation of the war was a failure, having fallen one bridge short of its primary objective—the creation of pathway for Montgomery’s ground forces to flank Germany’s defenses and bring an early conclusion to the war.
www.silentwingsmuseum.org /research   (5197 words)

  
 Operation Plunder Dome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Operation Plunder Dome was the codename of an undercover investigation by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation into corruption within the government of the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
The operation first became public when the FBI executed a search warrant on Providence City Hall on April 28, 1999.
The investigations that followed ultimately led to the indictment and subsequent conviction on Federal criminal charges against a number of city officials including then Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, Jr.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Operation_Plunder_Dome   (123 words)

  
 Operation Varsity: Allied Airborne Assault Over the Rhine River
Operation Varsity, the Allied airborne assault over the Rhine River at Wesel, Germany, on March 24, 1945, is one of those military actions whose value has sometimes been questioned.
In addition to all the problems inherent in a complicated operation such as the Rhine crossing, the Allied commanders were somewhat distracted by the continuous bickering that went on in the American and British high command.
Operation Plunder was set in motion on the night of March 22, 1945, just as Montgomery had planned, and the land elements began to move toward the Rhine.
www.thehistorynet.com /wwii/blairbornebridge   (1142 words)

  
 Second Congo War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This group quickly came to dominate the resource-rich eastern provinces and based its operations in the city of Goma.
One was the withdrawal of the estimated 20,000 Rwandan soldiers in the Congo.
The other was the rounding up of the ex-Rwandan soldiers and the dismantling of the Hutu extremist militia known as Interahamwe, which took part in Rwanda's 1994 genocide and continues to operate out of eastern Congo.
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 Penile Plunder
In certain African and Melanesian tribes, the operation is one of a variety of ritual mutilations that are performed in the hope of adding allure and charm to the scarified subject.
No matter how one looks at the origins of the operation, it becomes apparent that it was conceived in ignorance and superstition and has been nurtured by man's inherent propensity for sadism and masochism.
The arguments used to justify the operation are many and ingenious-so much that they are occasionally accepted by the intelligent physician and almost invariably by the layman.
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 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Military -- Tagging military operations more an art than a science
WASHINGTON – The names for U.S. military operations over the years have been poetic, moralizing and in one case so forgettable that leaders of that mission forgot it.
Operation Niagara in Vietnam was so named because the commander wanted people to think of relentlessly cascading bombs.
Operation Killer during the Korean War was a dud.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/military/20030308-1012-namingwars.html   (714 words)

  
 U.S. ponders name for likely war against Iraq : SF Indymedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The names for U.S. military operations over the years have been poetic, moralizing and in one case so forgettable that leaders of that mission forgot it.
Through the decades there have been operations Bluehearts (Korea, the landing at Inchon), Ivy Bells (undersea snooping on the Soviets) and Carolina Moon (a deadly and unsuccessful mission to blow up a bridge in North Vietnam).
A recent federal crackdown on drug paraphernalia was named Operation Pipe Dreams and the corruption investigation of former Mayor Vincent Cianci Jr.
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Operation Bertram Operation Acrobat Operation Nest Egg *Operation Dynamo ?The evacuation from Dunkirk, code name "Operation Dynamo", commenced on May 26, 1940, it was originally hoped that up to 45,000 men might be rescued, the actual total came to 338,000 men.
Operation Torch *Operation Husky Operation Goodwood Operation Dragoon ?Operation Torch was the Allied invasion of North Africa on November 8th, 1942.
Operation Spring *Operation Jericho Operation Mickey Finn Operation Plunder ?Operation Jericho, January 1944: information was received in London that over 100 loyal Frenchmen were being held in the jail at Amiens, France as they awaited execution for their efforts in the allied cause.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Henry VIII
Further, they were bidden to recognize the king as "Protector and Supreme Head of the Church of England." Convocation struggled desperately against the demand, and in the end succeeded in inserting the qualification "so far as is allowed by the law of Christ." But this was only a brief respite.
A year later Parliament under pressure passed an edict forbidding the payment to the Holy See of Annates or first-fruits, but the operation of it was for the present suspended at the sovereign's pleasure, and the king was meanwhile solicited to come to an amicable understanding with "His Holiness" on the subject of the divorce.
The suppression of the larger monasteries rapidly followed, and with these were swept away numberless shrines, statues, and objects of pious veneration, on the pretext that these were purely superstitious.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07222a.htm   (3376 words)

  
 WWII General And Operations #2 quiz -- free game
Which was the Operational Code-Name for the evacuation of the British and French troops at Dunkirk?
Which was the German Operational Code-Name for the German offensive in the Ardennes, 'The Battle of the Bulge' December 16 1944?
Which is the Operational Code-Name for the USAAF bombing of the Ploesti oil fields in Romania?
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=15469   (300 words)

  
 Laborers-LIUNA Rebbecca Coia Dumps Raymond Coia For FBI Agent Which Might Affect Plunder Dome Operation
It is unclear what impact, if any, the DiLustro allegations could have on Operation Plunder Dome or the pending corruption indictments against Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr., two of his close associates and three others.
DiLustro is not one of the FBI agents mentioned in court records as having played a role in the Calenda tax-breaks case.
One of the robbers suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach.
www.laborers.org /projo_FBI_Rebacca_6-19-01.htm   (1136 words)

  
 april_45.htm
The coys., for this operation, have been issued with #46 sets, and up until now these proved most satisfactory except in the case of B Coy.
Shortly after our arrival in the town of ASSEN a Captain of the Paratroops called at Tac H.Q. to advise us that there was one enemy sniper operating near at hand and asked if we would send out a party to take care of him.
H.Q. was now operating from the school at MR 365886.
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 Legion Magazine : The Rhine Crossing
The Rhine crossing, code-named Operation Plunder, was to be the major Allied effort to end the war by striking in a "single thrust" for Berlin.
Despite the evidence of minor German resistance, the airborne part of the crossing, Operation Varsity, was not cancelled and the vast armada of aircraft appeared over the Rhine at 10 a.m.
The paratroops of 6th British Airborne and 17th U.S. Airborne made their drop without undue casualties, but by 10:30 a.m., when the gliders of the air landing brigades were coming in, the German flak gunners had recovered and a terrible toll was exacted.
www.legionmagazine.com /features/canadianmilitaryhistory/03-07.asp   (2226 words)

  
 Axis History Forum :: View topic - "Aktion Reinhardt" -- What did it denote?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The indications are that "Aktion Reinhardt" was in operation at many of the concentration camps under the authority of the WVHA, and that it consisted of the processing and disposal of the property confiscated from the prisoners.
For that reason, Globocnik was responsible for the operation of "Aktion Reinhardt" in the Generalgouvernment, and for rendering an account of all the Jewish property seized in that area and passing through the hands of the Lublin "Einsatz Reinhardt".
As the Operation Reinhard death camps drew victims from all over Europe, the SU included (and we do not know how far the original planners had in mind) I'm ready to accept the "East" as a general term referring to the destination told to the uninitiated.
forum.axishistory.com /viewtopic.php?p=581396   (5994 words)

  
 24 March 1945
While Patton has captured the headlines, Montgomery's operation, on a massive scale, has substantial strategic objectives; it is aimed at taking Allied forces in a deep thrust across the north German plain, while the US 9th Army seals off the Ruhr.
Operation Plunder under General Montgomery extends the bridgehead to a depth of 5 miles.
In Hungary yesterday Marshal Tolbukhin finished off Hitler's ill-fated Operation Spring Awakening and is about to resume his march on Vienna.
homepage.ntlworld.com /andrew.etherington/1945/03/24.htm   (989 words)

  
 TheSunLink.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The name of the military operation was chosen by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Combat operations in Afghanistan after the September 11th attacks, highlighting America's war on international terror.
Somalia humanitarian and peacekeeping operation, during which U.S. forces try to capture two people believed to have ordered a strike against peacekeeping troops.
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 Newhouse A1
Officials at several agencies said they generally seek to come up with names that are both memorable and related in some way to their investigations.
A 1999 investigation into local government corruption in Providence, R.I., was dubbed "Operation Plunder Dome," a reference to the movie "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" and the dome atop Providence's City Hall.
Letten recalled that an earlier FBI investigation in New Orleans drew a far more obscure name after investigators dining at a Mafia-run restaurant found the French bread on their sandwiches to be too stale for their liking.
www.newhousenews.com /archive/mccutcheon083005.html   (569 words)

  
 NewStandard: 4/15/02
PROVIDENCE -- Three years after the FBI raided City Hall and introduced the public to Operation Plunder Dome, the case heads to court this week with the fabled career of Mayor Vincent Cianci Jr.
Until now, the public has seen little of the evidence gathered in the corruption investigation because a federal judge has kept most of it sealed during pretrial proceedings and barred lawyers from discussing the case.
March 2000: Deputy tax assessor Rosemary Glancy, the only Plunder Dome defendant at the time to claim innocence and go to trial, is convicted of attempted extortion and other counts.
www.s-t.com /daily/04-02/04-15-02/a13sr065.htm   (1480 words)

  
 Operation Archway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During World War II, Operation Archway was a large armed reconnaissance effort launched on 25 March 1945 by about 450 British Special Air Service troopers in support of the Operation Plunder crossing of the Rhine near Wesel.
Paving the way for the main advance, the SAS jeeps went as far east as Kiel by 3 May.
The Operation Keystone team linked up with the Archway British Commandos in mid-April, 1945.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Operation_Archway   (114 words)

  
 Battalion History
Operation Plunder was the code name given for the offensive operation which would oversee the invasion of Germany and bring about the end of the Second World War.
This massive airborne/glider assault was codenamed "Operation Varsity." The 17th Airborne Division (United States) and the 6th Airborne Division (British) objectives would be the Wesel and the Rhine River, to be completed as a combined paratrooper and glider operation.
Losses for the operation were comparatively light, indicating that the lessons from Normandy and Arnhem had been learned.
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 1st Canadian Parachute Regiment, 6th Airborne Division
The operational role was later changed to allow the unit to serve over seas in the Second World War.
Training later included combined operations with the British Airborne units and involved tactics, standard operating procedures (SOPs) including brigade and divisional operations.
     Operation Plunder was the code name given for the offensive operation which would oversee the invasion of Germany and bring about the end of the Second World War.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/Bunker/1944/1stcanadian.htm   (1770 words)

  
 Rhine Crossing Battlefield Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Rhine Crossing, code-named 'Operation Plunder', involved twenty nine divisions, two of which were Airborne, numbering over one million men.
The Canadian First Army to the north and the American Ninth Army to the south were initially to play supporting roles to the main thrust by the British Second Army between Rees and Wesel.
The area chosen for 'Operation Plunder' lay to the north of the Ruhr, the centre of the German war economy and heavily garrisoned.
www.wartours.com /rhine.html   (1262 words)

  
 Ops - N Europe_P
This page gives brief details of major RAF operations or combined operations in which RAF units played a part.
- Operations carried out by night fighters over enemy territory primarily designed to attack enemy aircraft returning to or on their airfields.
These operations used 'Window' to simulate a sea convoy crossing the Channel.
www.rafweb.org /Ops_Europe.htm   (1308 words)

  
 BBC - WW2 People's War - Rhine Crossings - A1143514
Operation Veritable was launched by the Canadian 1st Army, together with 2nd Army's 30th Corps, on 8 February 1945.
After a hard fought advance, at the end of February the second phase of the overall operation began: Operation Grenade, an advance from the south by US 9th Army.
On the night of 23 March, Operation Plunder saw 2nd Army crossing the Rhine along a 20km (twelve-mile) front, with the Canadian 1st Army in the rear.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/ww2/A1143514   (538 words)

  
 Stakes high as Taricani is due to be sentenced. The Channel 10 reporter faces up to six months in prison on a charge of ...
The clash of fair-trial and free-press interests stems from the Operation Plunder Dome probe, which put the state's best-known politician, former Mayor Vincent A. "Buddy" Cianci Jr., behind bars.
And as it turns out, the source of the tape was Joseph A. Bevilacqua Jr., a Plunder Dome defense lawyer and son of a former Supreme Court chief justice who resigned amid an impeachment inquiry spurred by questions about his alleged ties to mob figures.
Taricani has told The Journal he did not believe that he was asking a source to break the law when he asked Bevilacqua for the tape.
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 plunder - OneLook Dictionary Search
PLUNDER : 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
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