British Army soldiers of XXX Corps show off a captured portrait of Adolf Hitler after taking the German town of Kleve during Operation Veritable. The operation took place between 8 February 1945 and 11 March 1945, with the objective to clear German forces from the area between the Rhine and Maas rivers, east of the German-Dutch frontier in the Rhineland. Kleve, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. March 1945.