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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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Exit the corridor on V278 at U YSER You nick just a little corner of Alert Area A-440.
The next day, Sergeant-Major Cyril Allinson saw that McCrae was sitting, behind an ambulance, near the dressing station beside the Yser Canal, just a few hundred yards north of Ypres.
After moving to Boesinghe on the Yser Canal the battalion marched forward into action south of Houthulst on 24th October.
Reed, a military historian who specializes in the two world wars, takes readers on a walking tour of the World War I battlefields around Ypres, Belgium, including Yser, Sanctuary Wood, Bellewaarde Ridge, Zillebeke, Hill 60, Passchendaele, Messines, Kemmel, and Ploegsteert.
Many of those who made it to the Yser Canal, behind the lines, their eyes streaming and their lungs burning, drowned as they tried to swim to safety.
In the London Gazette, on January 22, 1916, Meekosha's citation read: "Near the Yser Canal, France, 19 November 1915, Corporal Samuel Meekosha, 6th Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment.
"And it is incredible to think that all these inscriptions have survived Gilles says: "We have already pulled together an extensive list of 1,800 names of soldiers but each day we find more and something ad: "Near the Yser nce, 19 November oral Samuel Meeko-West Yorkshire Regist conspicuous bravser.
In the London Gazette, on 22 January 1916, Meekosha's citation read: "Near the Yser Canal, France, 19 November 1915, Corporal Samuel Meekosha, 6th Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment.
Nevinson's depopulated landscapes, like Flooded Trench on the Yser (1915) and After a Push (1917), meanwhile, are the kind of moody, monochromatic anti-landscapes to which Lin would later bring a particular finesse (Malvern 2004, 7, 61).
In the Belgian coastal city of Nieuport, located in the Flemish region, HRH Princess Lalla Meryem took part in the national commemoration of the centenary of the Battle of the Yser, in the presence of Their Majesties King Philip and Queen Matilda of Belgium.
Three battalions of West-Africans would end the War on the Yser River where they had started their involvement in the Great War in 1914.56 Up to 4 November, West-Africans took part in the Allied offensives.
Y dizen y confiesan los mismos querehusan mudarse parano hazerloson el amor quelos uiejos que ya ay pocos tienen alas casas que edificaron y vinas que plantaron y parecerles que no an degozar Las que fueren aedificar y plantar aotra parte y tambien que auiendose depasar alas juntas yser todo unpueblo y ciudad Los queestan aora poblados en Lauilla tienen tomadas Las mejores quadras y solares alrededor delaplaza y ellos siendo ciudades mas antiguas y demas uezindad auian detenerlo peor y Las peores tierras por estar yarepartidos.