Commandos marching through Flushing during the capture of Walcheren, November 1944
Photograph, World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945), 1944.
The Allies landed on the heavily defended island of Walcheren, located at the mouth of the West Scheldt, on 31 October 1944. Number 4 Commando, Number 10 Inter-Allied Commando (consisting of Danes, Belgians, Frenchmen and Norwegians), 41 (Royal Marine) Commando, 47 (Royal Marine) Commando and 48 (Royal Marine) Commando all took part in the operation which helped clear the Scheldt estuary and open up Antwerp to Allied shipping.
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