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World War II
Rommel Crosses the Meuse, Belgium - May 1940
Posted 10 Jun 2001
In 2000 I was staying with friends at a place called Houx on the River Meuse. Houx has quite a distinctive weir across the river. At one point we ventured into the nearby town of Dinant. All of this was terribly familiar somehow but I couldn't for the life of me remember why. I took some photos on the off chance and sent them to my friend Chris Harrod who I knew was interested in the Meuse Crossings.
It turns out the Houx and Dinant were were Rommel's Seventh Panzer Division crossed the Meuse during the invasion of France (WW2). The reason it was familiar was my friend Chris had shown me photos of the crossing some months earlier. Chris used my photos in an article for the GHQ newsletter (Harrod, 2000a, 2000b).
Harrod, C. (2000a, Sep/Oct). Rommel’s Second Meusing”: Seventh Panzer Cross at Dinant & Houx, Belgium- May 1940 Part 1. Tac News. MN: GHQ. [Available On-line http://www.ghqmodels.com/newsletters/sepoct2000.pdf]
Harrod, C. (2000b, Nov/Dec). Rommel’s Second Meusing”: Seventh Panzer Cross at Dinant & Houx, Belgium- May 1940 Part 2. Tac News. MN: GHQ. [Available On-line http://www.ghqmodels.com/newsletters/novdec2000.pdf]