374. The Landing at Amber Beach

374. The Landing at Amber Beach

26-10-1944 - 26-10-1944

Zeedijk, Baarland, The Netherlands
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374. The Landing at Amber Beach

Early in the morning of October 26th, soldiers of the Scottish 156th brigade of the 52nd Lowland Division of the 79th Armoured Division disembark in their 137 Buffaloes in Terneuzen. They land in Zuid Beveland, on two beaches to the east (Green Beach) and to the south of Baarland (Amber Beach).

The high dyke area of Green Beach proved to be an insurmountable obstacle for most of the vehicles. For that reason, Amber Beach was chosen as the main landing site. That morning, they were followed by two more battalions and 18 floating Sherman tanks. Two days later, the 157th brigade joined them, too. The Germans were attacked off guard, but managed to quickly respond. By the end of that morning, they moved five squads of the 7oth lnfantry Division in the counterattaclc. They made all efforts to push back the Scots at any cost.

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Zeedijk, Baarland - GPS code N51.39479, E3.89562730

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374. The Landing at Amber Beach

The high dyke area of Green Beach proved to be an insurmountable obstacle for most of the vehicles. For that reason, Amber Beach was chosen as the main...

Zeedijk, Baarland, The Netherlands

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