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.

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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Foulkes sought to extend the neutral zone further north, and promised to carry out no offensive operations in a huge triangle drawn between Walcheren Island on the coast of Holland at the mouth of the Scheldt River, extending to the Ijsselmeer, the largest lake in Western Europe located in the country's centre-north.
He managed to avoid sniper's bullets in Normandy, but it was in late 1944 that Don had his first experience of battle during the fight for Walcheren Island off the coast of Holland.