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Wesel

(vā`zəl), city (1994 pop. 61,111), North Rhine–Westphalia, W Germany, on the Rhine River near the mouth of the Lippe River. It is a river port, a transshipment point, and an industrial center in the RuhrRuhr
, region, c.1,300 sq mi (3,370 sq km), North Rhine–Westphalia, W Germany; a principal manufacturing center of Germany. The Ruhr lies along, and north of, the Ruhr River (145 mi/233 km long), which rises in the hills of central Germany and flows generally west to the
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 district. Manufactures include machinery, lumber, tile, and metal products. First mentioned in the 8th cent., Wesel passed to the counts of Cleves in the early 13th cent. and in 1407 joined the Hanseatic League. The city came under the control of Brandenburg in 1666. Wesel was almost totally destroyed in World War II. In Mar., 1945, the Allies crossed the Rhine there in a major amphibious and airborne operation. Wesel has been reconstructed along modern lines. The city contains a Gothic church, the Willibrordikirche (1424–1506).
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And yet, if these negotiations had been successful, they would have prevented the defeats of Rees, Orsay, Wesel, and Rheinberg; the Rhine would not have been crossed, and Holland might still consider herself invincible in the midst of her marshes and canals.
Wesel Memedi recently dismissed any changes in his position in government, which is built on political consistency, and not on the adventures of certain parties.
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We tried to cluster the groups so that patients and staff wouldnt have to walk too far, Wesel said.
Roland Peter, Division President from Wesel, Germany.
They were a tiny portion of a huge force of Allied paratroopers and glider infantrymen outside the city of Wesel participating in Operation Varsity, an Allied airborne attempt to get a foothold on the German side of the Rhine, and they were about to find themselves in a tight and unfamiliar spot.
The worst single day in airborne history was not at Normandy or Arnhem, but as Wesel on the Rhine, on March 24, 1945, when a combined British Air Force and U.
PEOPLE who have been on cultural or student exchanges to Kreis Wesel in Germany are needed for a project.
BYK Additives & Instruments has opened a new laboratory in Wesel, Germany.
EPA's Green Power Partnership program," said Vice President of Sales & Marketing Ron Wesel.
Altana, based in Wesel, Germany, produces products in the specialty chemicals business.
As COO, Wesel will manage day-to-day activities of Peoples working closely with the CEO on overall administration and strategic direction of the bank.