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 Walbrook Ward (London)Wal’demar’s Way. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Walcheren Expedition.
A well-devised scheme, ruined by the stupidity of the agent chosen to cary it out. Lord Castlereagh’s instructions were “to advance instantly in full force against Antwerp,” but Lord Chatham wasted his time and strength in reducing Flushing. Ultimately, the red-tape “Incapable” got possession of the island of Walcheren, but 7,000 men died of malaria, and as many more were permanently disabled.   1

 Walbrook Ward (London)Wal’demar’s Way. 


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