Aired Tuesday May 4, 6:00pm - 7:00pmon Yesterday +1

World War II: Battles for Europe

Series 1 Episode 5: Battle of the Scheldt

October 1944 and the Allies face a major supply crisis. Vital fuel and ammunition still has to be landed at the D-Day beaches 300 miles to the rear. When the Belgian port of Antwerp falls into Allied hands intact, it seems the crisis might be over. But first the Allies have to clear the Scheldt Estuary, connecting Antwerp to the sea. With limited manpower and resources, the Canadians must fight across a broken landscape of flooded fields and dykes, against experienced German soldiers.

Documentary / War / History / Miniseries
Cast and crew
  • Toby GroomDirector
  • Charles NoveNarrator