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By Graham A Thomas

During the Allied boost throughout northwest Europe in 1944, the outlet up of the main port of Antwerp used to be a pivotal occasion, but it's been overlooked in histories of the clash. The battles in Normandy and at the German frontier were studied usually and intimately, whereas the struggle for the Scheldt estuary, Walcheren and Antwerp itself has been handled as a sideshow. Graham Thomass well timed and photo account underlines the significance of this point of the Allied crusade and provides a desirable perception right into a complicated combined-arms operation past due within the moment global struggle.
utilizing operational studies and bright first-hand eyewitness testimony, he's taking the reader along 21 military team because it cleared the Channel ports of Calais, Boulogne and Dunkirk, then moved directly to assault the Scheldt and the island stronghold of Walcheren. Overcoming entrenched German resistance there has been necessary to the total operation, and it's the climax of his soaking up narrative.

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