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(French izɛr)
(Placename) a river in NW central Europe, rising in N France and flowing through SW Belgium to the North Sea: scene of battles in World War I. Length: 77 km (48 miles)
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a river flowing from N France through NW Belgium into the North Sea. 55 mi. (89 km) long.
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Marja Kik, Jooske IJzer, Marieke Opsteegh, Margriet Montizaan, Vilmar Dijkstra, Jolianne Rijks, Andrea Grone
(SeeNews) - Aug 13, 2014 -A Belgian social housing organisation Woonmaatschappij IJzer en Zee has launched an open tender for building construction in the municipality of Nieuwpoort in the province of West Flanders.
Nu eens had hij een klemmende kap om zijn hoofd, dan weer voelde hij hoe het schip niet meer van hout maar van blakerend ijzer was [...]
Sections include `The Last Hole in the Line' - on the battles of Ijzer and leper and role of the Belgian army `The First Christmas' and `The End of the Picnic' which looks at how thousands joined the war voluntarily and how the reality shattered their ideals.