41 Royal Marine Commando landing on Walcheren Island, 2 November 1944
Photograph, World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945), 1944.
The Allies landed on the heavily defended Dutch island of Walcheren, located at the mouth of the West Scheldt, on 31 October 1944. The operation was undertaken to help clear the Scheldt estuary and open up Antwerp to Allied shipping. In this image, Allied Buffalo LVTs (Landing Vehicle Tracked) leave beached landing craft.
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