Battle of the Scheldt Date: October 2-November 8, 1944 Location: Northern Belgium and southwestern Netherlands Result: Allied victory
“The tragedy of the Battle of the Scheldt covers many facets: stupid blunders on the part of the Generals, the failure of the Allies to trust the Belgian and the Dutch Resistance, the petty arguing of the Allied Generals, the fierce resolve which Hitler built into his troops. All these and many more contributed to a battle which lasted more than two months, but which as we shall see could have been all over in a few short days.” --H. Clifford Chadderton
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