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Walcheren 1944: Storming Hitler's island fortress

Walcheren 1944: Storming Hitler's island fortress

by Richard Brooks

Editorial: Osprey Publishing, Limited
ISBN: 9781849082372
Número de páginas: 96
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 3 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-05-20
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Osprey's study of the Walcheren campaign of World War II (1939-1945). Walcheren is a saucer-shaped island in the estuary of the river Scheldt, commanding maritime access to Antwerp, the largest port in Western Europe. The Allies captured Antwerp intact on September 4, 1944, but their eyes were on the Rhine crossings at Arnhem, not the lower Scheldt. The failure of Operation Market-Garden later that month brought home the Allies' logistical weakness. As autumn gales drew near, every shell and petrol tin had still ...