Canadians Capture the Scheldt

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Canadians Capture the Scheldt

The Battle of the Scheldt was a series of military operations which took place in Northern Belgium and southwestern Netherlands from October 1 to November 8, 1944. By September 1944, it had become urgent for the Allies to clear both banks of the Scheldt Estuary in order to open the port of Antwerp to Allied shipping, thus easing logistical burdens in their supply lines stretching hundreds of miles from Normandy. The British captured Antwerp in September 4, 1944 but the Germans still controlled the Scheldt Estuary making the port useless.


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