391. The assault on the Walcheren Causeway begins

391. The assault on the Walcheren Causeway begins

31-10-1944 - 05-11-1944

Zeedijk van de Jacobpolder, Lewedorp, The Netherlands
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391. The assault on the Walcheren Causeway begins

On October 31, the 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade begins the attack on the Walcheren Causeway with an assault by the Black Watch of Canada. The Causeway is impassable for tanks due to bomb craters and German trenches.

The Canadians come under heavy German fire and advance 70 meters from the end. They have to withdraw due to the heavy enemy fire. The Calgery Highlanders try again in the evening but get no further than halfway through the Causeway. Although the Calgary Highlanders and then Le Regiment de Maisonneuve and the Glasgow Highlanders established a beachhead on the other side of the Causeway on November 1 and November 2 respectively, they are pushed back by tough German resistance.

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Zeedijk van de Jacobapolder  - GPS code N51.4982348, E3.719618399

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391. The assault on the Walcheren Causeway begins

The Canadians come under heavy German fire and advance 70 meters from the end. They have to withdraw due to the heavy enemy fire. The Calgery Highlanders...

Zeedijk van de Jacobpolder, Lewedorp, The Netherlands

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