The Battle of the Scheldt, Zeeland and North-Brabant

English

By the last months of 1944 the Allies desperately needed a large harbour to supply their troops. They had captured Antwerp in Belgium with its ports intact in September, but they could not use the port while the German troops held the banks of the Scheldt. This meant that the Allies had to capture the Dutch province Zeeland. In the heavy fighting that ensued many lives were lost and enormous damage was done to the provinces Zeeland and North-Brabant by floods and fighting.

This day trip will lead you past the locations that played an important role in the Battle of the Scheldt. At the Liberation Route audio spots you can use your phone to listen to stories of the historical events that occurred in these locations.

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Liberation museum Zeeland
Battle of the Sloedam
134. Black Friday
145. 'Hell Bill, let's take this damn'd place'
Canadian War Cemetery - Bergen op Zoom
Author: 
Liberation Route Europe

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Distance: 
75000
Time: 
270

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