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Y·pres

 (ē′prə)
See Ieper.

Ypres

(French iprə)
n
(Placename) a town in W Belgium, in W Flanders province near the border with France: scene of many sieges and battles, esp in World War I, when it was completely destroyed. Pop: 35 021 (2004 est). Flemish name: Ieper

Y•pres

(Fr. ˈi prə)

n.
a town in W Belgium: battles 1914–18. 34,758. Flemish, Ieper.
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Noun1.Ypres - battle in World War I (1917); an Allied offensive which eventually failed because tanks bogged down in the waterlogged soil of Flanders; Germans introduced mustard gas which interfered with the Allied artillery
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
2.Ypres - battle in World War I (1915)Ypres - battle in World War I (1915); Germans wanted to try chlorine (a toxic yellow gas) as a weapon and succeeded in taking considerable territory from the Allied salient
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
3.Ypres - battle in World War I (1914); heavy but indecisive fighting as the Allies and the Germans both tried to break through the lines of the others
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
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From what one reads of the fighting around Ypres," the other replied, "you were lucky to get out of it so well.
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YPRES is a place that has seared itself into both the collective soul and the communal memory of the British people.
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The original Middle Age building, laid to ruins during the Battle of Ypres, has been meticulously restored and now transports visitors back to the battlefields with a range of imaginative, immersive and interactive museum displays.
Win a two-night break to the heart of Flanders Fields with a stay in the historic Belgium city of Ypres, courtesy of P&O Ferries, Visit Flanders and Accor Hotels.
Thousands of Coventry and Warwickshire men were killed or wounded during the battles of the Somme and Ypres during the 1914-18 conflict.
When historian Billy McGee found out his son would be visiting Ypres, the scene of First World War battles, he decided to do some research.
Ninety years ago the Ypres salient became infamous, with four huge battles and continual shelling from all sides claiming the lives of half a million men.