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Allied forces, including First Canadian Army, liberated Northwest Europe in a hard-fought campaign.

In September 1944, First Canadian Army swept north along the coast of the English Channel liberating the heavily-fortified ports of Boulogne and Calais. At the same time, the British captured the Belgian port of Antwerp, desperately requiring its docking facilities to bring in supplies. However, the Germans occupied both banks of the 70-kilometre long Scheldt River estuary linking Antwerp to the sea. Most of this territory was in the Netherlands. In a month-long campaign beginning 6 October, the Canadians fought in appalling conditions over open, flooded ground to capture the approaches to Antwerp. They lost over 6300 killed or wounded in the process.

See also :
Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War : The North West Europe Campaign, 1944-1945
Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War : The Liberation of the Netherlands, 1944-1945

Liberating Northwest Europe

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