first battle of Ypres

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Noun1.first battle of 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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Pte Luke Kearney, of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was killed on November 9, 1914, during the First Battle of Ypres, also called the First Battle of Flanders.
Soiled, bullet-scarred, and, most of all, crucified, the French presented it to the government of Portugal after the war to memorialize the thousands of Portuguese who sacrificed themselves at the Battle of Flanders.
There he quickly got caught up in the horrors of the First Battle of Ypres, also known as the First Battle of Flanders where the Allies and Germans fought for the strategic town of Ypres in Belgium between October and November 1914.