- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 46335 KB
- Print Length: 144 pages
- Publisher: Pen and Sword (13 Feb. 2003)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KDJM5O2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #664,813 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
My main concern is that it only tells part of the story of the battle for Walcheren Island. It completely neglects the actions of the Canadians and 52nd Lowland Division on the east of the island to capture the Walcheren Causeway and eventually cross the Sloe Channel (Op Mallard). These actions were a vital part of the plan to capture Walcheren Island. The valiant attack on the Walcheren Causeway initiated by the Canadians on 31st October and carried on by 52nd Lowland Division through the next few days undoubteldy contributed to the success of Operation Infatuates I & II in that these action served to fix a large number of German forces at the east of the island away from the risky aphibious assaults to the south and west.
Despite this glaring omission the book is well worthwhile purchasing especially for the very good section on touring Walcheren which is a must for anyone trying to understand the complexities of the Flushing battles.
A very good book which could be better if it told the complete story.
- The choice of illustrations gives an excellent overview of the battle, though several pictures are not taken at Walcheren at all and used here as example photos without being mentioned as such. And the overall photo quality is not excellent, due to having used mostly reproductions.
- The cover, showing artwork of a Duplex Drive tank, that was not used during the Walcheren landings, remains a mystery to me.
The RAF Air Battle Staff Course makes regular visits to Walcheren because Op INFATUATE is used as a case study on the use of Air Power in Joint operations. I have therefore been to Walcheren a number of times. Despite this, the book told me many facts I had not previously known and I now have a deeper insight into the operation to retake Walcheren.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My father fought on Walcheren as a Royal Marine Commando in 1944.
I have not found a better book on the battle there for the taking of the garrison which caused so much... Read more