Walcheren

PThomasAF20040027.jpg

Title

Walcheren

Description

An oblique aerial photograph of a flooded landscape. The sea walls had been breached to stop the German Army using heavy gun batteries.

Date

1944-10-03

Temporal Coverage

Language

Type

Format

One b/w photograph on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

PThomasAF20040027

Transcription

[photograph]
[inserted] WALCHERON ISLAND [/inserted]

Walcheren Island.
The sea walls were breached by aircraft of Bomber Command on October 3rd 1944 to prevent the German Army using the heavy gun batteries on the island. Also to open up the approaches to the Port of Antwerp. The breaches in the walls were quickly repaired by the British Army using Mulberry Harbours, soon after the capture of the island.

Citation

“Walcheren,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 27, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23025.

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