Attack on the Scheldt: The Struggle for Antwerp 1944 by Graham A Thomas

By Graham A Thomas

During the Allied improve throughout northwest Europe in 1944, the hole up of the major port of Antwerp used to be a pivotal occasion, but it's been ignored 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 picture account underlines the significance of this point of the Allied crusade and gives a desirable perception right into a advanced combined-arms operation overdue within the moment international warfare.
utilizing operational reviews and bright first-hand eyewitness testimony, he is 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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