How to use Walcheren in a sentence
Men who remembered Walcheren sought in vain for a parallel to the wretchedness and mortality in our army.The British Expedition to the Crimea | William Howard Russell
It is the same disease, he says, whether from the swamps of Walcheren, or the pestilential shores of Africa.
This gave the seamen possession of the whole island of Walcheren save the fortified town of Middleburg.A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2) | Thomas M. Lindsay
A cabinet crisis was the result of the outcome of the unfortunate Walcheren expedition of 1809.
He was made a baronet in 1812 in reward for the services he rendered in connexion with the return of the Walcheren expedition.
British Dictionary definitions for Walcheren
an island in the SW Netherlands, in the Scheldt estuary: administratively part of Zeeland province; suffered severely in World War II, when the dykes were breached, and again in the floods of 1953. Area: 212 sq km (82 sq miles)
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