Accession 2009-016 - Scheldt Pocket Subject Files

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Scheldt Pocket Subject Files

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CA UVICARCH SC434-2009-016

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  • 1940-1945 (Creation)

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1 disc (698 files, 1.2 GB)

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The file consists of a DVD of subject files related to the WWII German-occupied sector in the Netherlands designated KVA-A2 (KA1/4sten Verteidigung Abschnitt A2). The sector was called the Scheldt Pocket by Canadians during Operation Switchback. The largest part of this sector was located on the coast at West Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. The sector included the villages of Retranchement, Cadzand, Nieuwvliet, Groede, Breskens, Hoofdplaat, Terneuzen, IJzendijke, Schoondijke, Oostburg, Zuidzande and Sluis.

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The digital files were received on one DVD-R disc in April, 2009.


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The digital files must be accessed using the workstation in the Special Collections reading room. Advance notice is required for use. Online access is not available.

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