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The Battle of the Scheldt is a chapter of the Second World War that has been largely forgotten by everyone except the people of Holland, and the Canadian soldiers that liberated them.
The victory marked a turning point in the Allies' final push into Germany. But for weeks the push was in jeopardy because clearing the Scheldt was not a priority for Allied Command. When it finally became a priority, the 'Battle of the Scheldt' became the most important campaign Canadian soldiers ever waged.
Facing fierce German resistance and trudging through the flooded low-lying Dutch terrain, they pressed on after devastating setbacks. In the end, six thousand Canadian soldiers lost their lives in The Battle of the Scheldt.
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