Newspaper cutting - Walcheren, Island RAF sunk

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Newspaper cutting - Walcheren, Island RAF sunk

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Photograph of flooded craters on shoreline with village at top. Explanatory text describes what happened after RAF 12,000-pounders tore breach in sea wall of Dutch island of Walcheren.

Date

1944-10-03

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One newspaper cutting with b/w photograph and text

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Daily Mail

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NWeedenRC170409-040001

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4 [underlined] THE DAILY MAIL, Thursday, October 5, 1944. [/underlined]

WALCHEREN

Island RAF Sank

WHAT happened after R.A.F. 12,000-pounders tore a great breach in the sea wall of the Dutch island of Walcheren is shown in these striking pictures. Below is a German gun position on the bomb-cratered sea wall surrounded by swirling flood waters. The picture was taken as the tide was falling, but at high water the gun site is almost covered by sea. High tide or low, the guns can no longer prevent our ships sailing into Antwerp. The whole island is "sunk."

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“Newspaper cutting - Walcheren, Island RAF sunk,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 8, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33566.

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