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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.
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Roland Peter, Division President from Wesel, Germany.
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The British 1st Airborne Division did not secure the bridge at Arnhem so the River Rhine remained a barrier to the Allied advance for six additional months, until the offensives at Remagen, Oppenheim, Rees and Wesel in March 1945.
As well as being able to question a member of the European Parliament, the students met delegates from County Durham's twinned areas of Kreis Wesel in Germany and Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok in Hungary here on a fact-finding visit to the county.