Allied forces clear German forces from control of the Scheldt River and open the Port of Antwerp in World War II
Antwerp Belgium Date:1945 Duration:2 min 16 sec Sound:Yes
Map sketching positions of German forces at Alcheren and Arnhem separated by Allied forces at Antwerp and Numegen, Belgium, during World War 2. Views of the port at Antwerp silent and unusable due to German control of the Scheldt River downstream. British forces attacking those German forces at Walcheren, as Canadian, and Polish forces secure the South bank of the river. Royal Navy and Marines and Norwegians operating in the river itself. British minesweepers in the Scheldt River. The first supply ship arriving at port of Antwerp after Allied forces secured the river to the sea. The derricks and port facilities busy handling Allied ships and supplies. American Army trucks carrying supplies from the Port of Antwerp to Allied forces. Allied artillery barrage at night.
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