The crossing of the Rhine: Operation Plunder and Operation Varsity 20-22 March 2020, Rhine Crossings 75th anniversary,  £599 plus £50 per night single room supplement, where applicable. Places available. Beginning on the night of 23 March 1945, Operation Plunder was the crossing of the River Rhine at Rees, Wesel, and south of the Lippe River by the British Second Army, under Lieutenant-General Miles C. Dempsey (Operations Turnscrew, Widgeon, and Torchlight), and the United States Ninth Army (Operation Flashpoint), under Lieutenant General William H. Simpson. The U.S. XVIII Airborne Corps, consisting…