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The 31. ID assaults the Juliana Canal - May 1940.
The division was organized in Braunschweig in WK XI on October 1, 1936. After the mobilization of August 26, 1939 it was deployed in Silesia due northeast of Oppeln/Opole where it took part of Operation "Fall Weiss" against Poland. Following the successful conclusion of the Campaign in Poland in the year 1939, the 31. ID was transported westward and deployed in the area of the Lower Rhine.
The IR 82 was to operate on the left wing of the division, organized three battle groups at battalion level reinforced with sappers and support weapons. The objective was the bridge located in Maaseik. In the sector assigned to the regiment were four bridges over the Juliana Canal as follows: in Roosteren and Born (concrete sluices that could not be destroyed for obvious reasons), in Illikhoven and Asterberg. While the IR 17 on the right wing would cross the Juliana canal by Echt and Ophoven.
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