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Walcheren - Operation Infatuate (Paperback)


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By Andrew Rawson
Imprint: Pen & Sword Battleground
Series: Battleground Books: WWII
Pages: 192
Illustrations: 100
ISBN: 9780850529616
Published: 13th February 2003
Last Released: 10th March 2021



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Describes the fierce campaign, codenamed INFATUATE, mounted in November 1944 to clear the way through to the port of Antwerp. The book describes the extraordinary courage of the Germans who fought to the bitter end.

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 Andrew Rawson

About Andrew Rawson

ANDREW RAWSON has over forty books to his name, including eight Pen and Sword ‘Battleground Europe’ travel books and three History Press ‘Handbook’ reference books. He has edited the minutes of the Second World War conferences and the top-secret correspondence between George C. Marshall and Dwight D. Eisenhower. He books include covering Poland’s struggle in the twentieth century, Auschwitz Extermination Camp and wartime Krakow. He has also written a ten-part series on the Western Front campaigns between 1914-18. He has a master’s degree with Birmingham University’s history department.

WWII: Units of the British Army land at Walcheren in the Netherlands

1st November 1944

The Battle of Walcheren Causeway was an engagement of the Battle of the Scheldt between the 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade, elements of the British 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division, notably the Glasgow Highlanders, and troops of the German 15th Army in 1944, in an attempt to remove German defences on both sides of the waterway leading into Antwerp to allow the captured port to be used.

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