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{{short description|River in Germany and the Netherlands}}
{{redirect|Roer|the Napoleonic department|Roer (department)|the science fiction play|R.U.R.|other uses|Rur (disambiguation)}}
{{short description|River in Germany and the Netherlands}}
{{Infobox river
| name = Rur
 
==History==
The Rur represented an important front in the Allied push towards Germany at the end of the [[Second World War]]. A fortified area known as the '''Roer Triangle''', formed by the towns of [[Roermond]] and [[Sittard]], in the [[Netherlands]], and [[Heinsberg]] in [[Germany]], was the scene of heavy fighting at the beginning of 1945.
 
[[Operation Blackcock]] was the code name for the clearing of the Roer Triangle. It was conducted by the [[British Second Army|2nd British Army]] between 14 and 26 January 1945. The objective was to drive the [[15th Army (Wehrmacht)|German 15th Army]] back across the Rivers Rur and [[Wurm]] and move the frontline further into Germany. The operation was carried out under command of the XII Corps by three divisions. The operation is relatively unknown despite the sometimes fierce battles that were fought for each and every village and hamlet within the "Roer Triangle".
 
==Recreation==
The Rur is the only real white water river in North Rhine-Westphalia. The upper section above the [[Rur Dam|Rur reservoir]] (German: Rurtalsperre Schwammenauel) offers {{convert|20|km|mi}} of white water ranging from [[International Scale of River Difficulty|class]] III(+) to I. The town of Monschau is the venue for the yearly International White Water Race which was held on 17 March 2013 for the 58th time.{{cncitation needed|date=December 2019}}
 
==See also==
[[Category:Roermond]]
[[Category:Rivers of the Eifel]]
[[Category:Rivers of Germany]]