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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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replied he, addressing the governor, "I was right; these gentlemen are two Spanish captains with whom I was acquainted at Ypres, last year; they don't know a word of French.
From what one reads of the fighting around Ypres," the other replied, "you were lucky to get out of it so well.
As you, of course, know, we have suffered a great deal, especially around Ypres, from the marvellous success of the German Intelligence Department.
Jansenius, Bishop of Ypres, once wrote a book which was believed to contain propositions at variance with the doctrines of the Holy See.
Inscribed into the cream walls are the names of the 54,896 men, whose bodies were lost or blasted beyond recognition in the slaughters around Ypres.
In this first re-examination of the first Battle of Ypres since 1967, Prof.
The exposed crossroads outside the Belgium town of Ypres was pounded relentlessly by German guns during the First World War.
He was killed instantly in the collision with a lorry in the city of Ypres.
Head to Ypres to remember HAS any reader ever considered attending the Armistice Service at Ypres in Belgium where the Menin Gate stands?
THE opening day of the Third Battle of Ypres - better known in public consciousness as Passchendaele - was a particularly bloody one for the men of the King's Liverpool Regiment.
The 100km Ypres March is organised annually by the people of Ypres in Belgium, and symbolises not only remembrance of how their land and towns where destroyed the war, but also acts as an affirmation of reconciliation, peace and friendship.
The workers died after digging up the buried grenade at a building site in the Belgian town of Ypres.