Exhibition Operation North Sea 1944 - '45

Ports

Ports - 31 August Vlissingen / Terneuzen Battle of the Scheldt festivities. 31 August festivities in Terneuzen

Today, our Zeeland neighbours are marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. They were liberated by the Allied attack on Walcheren Island.

Did you know that the advance started in Ostend? On 1 November 1944 dozens of ships set sail from Ostend. Taking Walcheren was part of the Allies’ plan to retake the mouth of the Scheldt and make the Port of Antwerp accessible again.

Discover more at the Exhibition Operation North Sea 1944-’45