Patch's Seventh Army carved out a bridgehead south of Mainz, linking up with the southern elements of Patton's Third Army the next day.
The paratroopers and glider-borne troops would grab road junctions and bridges across the Issel River, and protect Montgomery's river assault forces from counterattacks until a solid bridgehead could be established.
British bridge-building efforts at Xanten had run into difficulty due to battles with the Germans in the northern section of the British Second Army's bridgehead. Many of the British forces had to be routed through Wesel, about seven miles to the east, so Simpson had limited access to those bridges.
Upstream to the south, the American First Army broke out of its Remagen bridgehead on March 25 in a thrust that involved all three of the army's corps.
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