Introduction /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing forces /Opposing plans /The Walcheren campaign /After the battle /The battlefield today /Glossary /Further reading /Index
The capture of Walcheren by amphibious assault would ensure that the Allies had sufficient logistic arrangements in place to hold off the German assault in the Ardennes.
Richard Brooks is a freelance military historian with a BA in Modern History from Oxford University and an MSc in International Relations from Southampton University. With numerous published books and articles, his recent work includes Cassell's Battlefields of Britain and Ireland (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2005), The Royal Marines: 1664 to the Present (Constable & Robinson, 2002) and Campaign 207 Solferino 1859 (Osprey Publishing Ltd, 2009). Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, specializing in the medieval period. He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a wide variety of subjects from the dress of the 10th-century armies of the Caliphates, through the action of bloody medieval battles, to the daily life of the British Redcoat of the late 18th century. The son of the illustrator Michael Turner, Graham lives and works in Buckinghamshire, UK.