An aerial photograph of bombs exploding on the Walcheren dyke, Walcheren Island, the Netherlands during a RAF Bomber Command raid, 3 Oct 1944Canadian Daimler and Humber armored cars in the Belgian-Dutch border town of Putte, 11 Oct 1944; note Sint-Dionysiuskerk in background, and the photo was likely taken on the border looking north into the NetherlandsA column of Canadian Alligator amphibious vehicles passing Canadian Royal Hamilton Light Infantry carriers moving through the Dutch village of Krabbendijke on the Beveland Causeway, 27 Oct 1944
An aerial photograph of bombs exploding on the Walcheren dyke, Walcheren Island, the Netherlands during a RAF Bomber Command raid, 3 Oct 1944Canadian Daimler and Humber armored cars in the Belgian-Dutch border town of Putte, 11 Oct 1944; note Sint-Dionysiuskerk in background, and the photo was likely taken on the border looking north into the NetherlandsA column of Canadian Alligator amphibious vehicles passing 'Terrepin' amphibious vehicles on the Scheldt River near Terneuzen, the Netherlands, 13 Oct 1944Canadian Royal Hamilton Light Infantry carriers moving through the Dutch village of Krabbendijke on the Beveland Causeway, 27 Oct 1944
A Canadian gun-tractor skidded off the road on the flooded island of Beveland, the Netherlands, 28 Oct 1944Units of the Canadian 4th Armoured Division into Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands, 29 Oct 1944LCT 952 launching DUKWs full of British Royal Marine commandos, Westkapelle beach, Walcheren Island, the Netherlands, 1 Nov 1944LVT Buffalo amphibians during the invasion of Walcheren Island, the Netherlands, 1 Nov 1944
A Canadian gun-tractor skidded off the road on the flooded island of Beveland, the Netherlands, 28 Oct 1944Units of the Canadian 4th Armoured Division into Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands, 29 Oct 1944LCT 952 launching DUKWs full of British Royal Marine commandos, Westkapelle beach, Walcheren Island, the Netherlands, 1 Nov 1944LVT Buffalo amphibians during the invasion of Walcheren Island, the Netherlands, 1 Nov 1944
US Army anti-tank infantry searching for the position of a German machine gun that had fired on their vehicle, the Netherlands, 4 Nov 1944Oil being unloaded from the SS Fort Cataraqui in the Belgian port of Antwerp, 30 Nov 1944; this was the first ship to berth at the port following the opening of the Scheldt Estuary
US Army anti-tank infantry searching for the position of a German machine gun that had fired on their vehicle, the Netherlands, 4 Nov 1944Oil being unloaded from the SS Fort Cataraqui in the Belgian port of Antwerp, 30 Nov 1944; this was the first ship to berth at the port following the opening of the Scheldt Estuary
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