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Why is the Battle of the Schelt so under rated?

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December 12, 2007 3:30AM

The Battle of the Schelt was mostly fought by Canadians, even though it was to open the port of Antwerp, it was over shadowed by American and British operations. This was common throughout the war as the Canadians, although considered Elite, they were also considered "Commonwealth" and used to crack the channel ports.They were under supplyed and under re-enforced for the Schelt Operation but from the Breskin Pocket on they never lost a fight or lost ground. My Uncle was Captured in the Schelt by Elite Paratroops and has told of his experiences since we were father was still in Italy! I feel that it was under rated probably because it wasn't Patton! B.W Martin Couitlam British Columbia Canada