Walcheren


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Wal·che·ren

 (wäl′kə-rən, wôl′KHə-)
A region, formerly an island, of southwest Netherlands in the Scheldt estuary.
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Walcheren

(Dutch ˈwɑlxərə)
n
(Placename) an island in the SW Netherlands, in the Scheldt estuary: administratively part of Zeeland province; suffered severely in World War II, when the dykes were breached, and again in the floods of 1953. Area: 212 sq km (82 sq miles)
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The hottest suns of India never heated his temper; and the Walcheren ague never shook it.
He took part in a battle in Westkapelle on the Dutch Walcheren Islands was present at the liberation of Dunkirk and at the Battle of the Bulge but further injuries ended his service.
He took part in a battle in Westkapelle on the Dutch Walcheren Islands, was present at the liberation of Dunkirk and at the Battle of the Bulge, but further injuries ended his service.
Harry's unit went on to help liberate parts of the Netherlands, including recapturing the Dutch island of Walcheren near Antwerp.
He was the older brother of Pitt the Younger, and his life was eclipsed by his father and brother until later in his life when he commanded the 1809 Walcheren expedition, but inactivity and incompetence turned what was supposed to be an easy victory into a disaster.
Of the six cities that were entitled to vote in the States, the three cities of the island of Walcheren (Middelburg, Vlissingen and Veere) voted in favour of the proposal, and the other three (Zierikzee on Schouwen, Goes on South-Beveland and Tholen on the island of Tholen) voted against it.
Returning to combat in the Netherlands in April 1945, the brigade's units fought at Nijmegen and Walcheren.
Collins, "The spontaneous pregnancy prognosis in untreated subfertile couples: the Walcheren primary care study," Human Reproduction, vol.
His final wartime service came in November 1944 when he was involved in the Allied assault on the Walcheren islands to free up the approaches to Antwerp harbour.