Once crossed Weser and Aller rivers, 53rd Infantry Division progressed on the left side of the British throw. Advancing towards Hamburg, it met nothing but disorganized pockets of resistance. The only exception was Maschen, where welsh soldiers met a kampfgruppe made up of Hungarian SS supported by tank destroyers. Several attacks were necessary before surroundings of the village were definitively cleaned on April 25th. However, these were the last spasms of an agonizing Reich.