National Geographic : 1910 Dec
1054 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photo from Hugh 14. Smith WINDMILL OP WALCHEREN, OF THE PROVINCE OF ZEALAND, HOLLAND The island of Walcheren was the scene of one of the greatest disasters in British history. When the Earl of Chatham was driven out of Holland, after the invasion of the summer of 1809, he left 15,ooo troops on Walcheren. More than one-half of them perished here from swamp fever before relief came in December, and half of the remainder were permanently disabled. All the photographs given on pages 1054-1066 were taken in the province of Zealand, whose inhabitants still retain many quaint and archaic peculiarities of dress, and speak the variety of Dutch known as Low Frankish.