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 (yā′pər) also Y·pres (ē′prə)
A city of western Belgium near the French border south of Ostend. It was the site of three major World War I battles (1914, 1915, and 1917).
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(Placename) the Flemish name for Ypres
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(Fr. ˈi prə)

a town in W Belgium: battles 1914–18. 34,758. Flemish, Ieper.
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Today's operation was conducted simultaneously in the Belgian cities of Ieper and Brussels and in Lisbon and Algarve in Portugal.
I'r de mai Ieper a'r gamlas lydan sy'n cysylltu'r dref i'r mor.
The technology and organisation were based entirely on the assembly concept and quality standards applied at the company's headquarters in Ieper.
We will also take part in the Menin Gate Ceremony in Ieper.
At the same ceremony another five soldiers were buried as unknown soldiers of unknown regiments, all at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) New Irish Farm Cemetery in Ieper, Belgium.
The story is set in 1347 when a rumor has been spread about the cats and so a small number of them have left the human world to build a secret kingdom of cats called Ieper.
(Ypres is the French name for this city of 35,000; these days it goes by the Dutch name Ieper, though Commonwealth soldiers, struggling with the French monosyllable, pronounced it"Wipers.") The museum's permanent exhibition, which opened in 2012, tells a harrowing story of the war in Flanders from 1914 onward, and mixes archival materials with some uncommonly sensitive multimedia features.
Bydd y rhaglen yn dilyn hynt Hedd Wyn o ardal Trawsfynydd i Litherland ger Lerpwl, lle cafodd ei hyfforddi gan y fyddin; ac yna ymlaen i Flechin yn Ffrainc lle anfonodd ei awdl i'r Eisteddfod; ac i ardal Ieper yng Ngwlad Belg lle bu farw.
Ypres - "Wipers" as the old sweats called it, now known by its Flemish spelling of Ieper - is a small pocket of remembrance which brings them all to life again.
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (1 LANCS) and the 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (1RRF) conducted a full military ceremony at Prowse Point Military Cemetery near Ieper.
Jules Destrooper has production facilities in Lo-Reninge and Ieper. The company employs 160 staff and generates revenues of some EUR 36 million (USD 39.5m) a year.