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My bicycle trip of this afternoon.

Moerkerke Damme and surroundings.

"Het Molentje" is a neighborhood of Moerkerke, located on the north side of the Leopold and Schipdonk Canal. The bloodiest battle in the history of Moerkerke took place in this peaceful neighborhood and not so long ago: in September 1944 ...

The photo was taken today (2020 15.06) with a view of the Leopold canal
The place where history was made

The plan. Since the landing in Normandy, the Allies have moved rapidly to Germany. Much of Belgium had already been liberated. On September 13, 1944, Canadian infantry soldiers would cross the Leopold and Schipdonk Canal and establish a bridgehead at the neighborhood of "Het Molentje". In the night of September 13-14, gang members would build a steel bridge over the canals. This would give the Allied tanks the opportunity to quickly advance to Breskens, which would completely clear the left bank of the Scheldt. All this was necessary to be able to use the port of Antwerp for the supply of equipment and supplies. Until now, this was not possible with German soldiers on the shores of the North Sea and the Scheldt. The operation should be completed in a few days.

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14/06/2020 17:39:49
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