Operation Noah
Holland, Nov-Dec 1944

The Division now moved north to support the allied bridgehead between the River Waal and the River Rijn [Nederrijn] west of Nijmegen and Arnhem.

On 2nd December the Germans blew the Lek dyke and flooded the "Island". Such an act had however been foreseen and Operation "Noah" was implemented to evacuate the "Island".

The Operation Order for 5 CAMERONS provides an example of this contingency planning. As the floods subsided the "Island" was reoccupied. This concluded the series of operations that pushed the Germans east of the River Maas and preparations could begin to commence operations in the New Year to clear them to the Rhine.