Back à proximité de la Oranjemolen (Oranje dyke), Vlissingen

Grass-topped dyke, located east of the Oranje dyke mill. Former entrance to Slijk harbour, codenamed Uncle Beach by the Allied forces during the landing at Vlissingen.

The first British troops to land on Walcheren did so on the fortified seafront at Vlissingen. Less heavily defended beaches outside the town and east of the harbor were rejected, the ground being flooded and the wrong side of the Walcheren Canal. The landing site, codenamed Uncle Beach by the Allied forces, was south-east of the town centre, near the Oranje dyke mill, in the Eastern or Dock harbour.

Around the Oranjemolen the town of Vlissingen is planning to realize a World War II memorial site. At this site information will be provided about Vlissingen and the Walcheren region during World War II, the Battle of the Scheldt and the consequences of World War II for the civilian population.

Plaque at the former entrance of Slijk harbour,  commemorating the landing of Allied troops  on Uncle Beach on 1 November 1944

Plaque at the former entrance of Slijk harbour, commemorating the landing of Allied troops on Uncle Beach on 1 November 1944

Former Uncle Beach nearby the Oranjemolen

Former Uncle Beach nearby the Oranjemolen

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