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  1. Flanders - Wikipedia

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    Apr 02, 2021 · The two westernmost provinces of the Flemish Region, West Flanders and East Flanders, forming the central portion of the historic County of Flanders. In Belgium and neighbouring countries [ edit ] An ancien régime territory that existed from the 8th century ( Flandria ) until its absorption by the French First Republic .

    • 13,625 km² (5,261 sq mi)
    • Belgium
    • 862–1795
    • BE-VLG
  2. County of Flanders - Wikipedia

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    Apr 02, 2021 · West Francia, inherited by Charles the Bald, included the original county of Flanders, that spanned roughly between Oudenburg, Aardenburg and Torhout. After the Middle-Frankish kings died out, the rulers of the West and East-Frankish Kingdoms divided the Middle-Frankish kingdom amongst themselves in the treaty of Meerssen in 870.

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  4. Mariakerke, West Flanders - Wikipedia

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    Mar 29, 2021 · Mariakerke is a seaside resort in the West Flanders province of Belgium. Previously a village of its own just to the west of Ostend, it now forms part of that town. It has 11,305 inhabitants. History. The oldest reference to the town dates to 1171, when it is called S. Mariae Capella

  5. Ypres - Wikipedia

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    Mar 28, 2021 · Ypres (/ ˈ iː p r ə / EE-prə, French: ; Dutch: Ieper) is a Belgian municipality in the province of West Flanders.Though the Dutch Ieper is the official name, the city's French name Ypres is most commonly used in English.

  6. Flanders Fields - Wikipedia

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    Apr 02, 2021 · Flanders Fields is a common English name of the World War I battlefields in an area straddling the Belgian provinces of West Flanders and East Flanders as well as the French department of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, part of which makes up the area known as French Flanders.

  7. List of World War I memorials and cemeteries in Flanders ...

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    Apr 05, 2021 · Most of the war memorials in Flanders can be found in the Province of West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), which comprises the arrondissements of Bruges, Diksmuide, Ypres, Kortrijk, Ostend, Roeselare, Tielt and Veurne.

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    The Yser Memorial
    Nieuwpoort Belgium
    The Yser Memorial, Mémorial de l'Yser or IJzergedenkteken was the work of the Belgian sculptor Pieter-Jan Braecke who was commissioned in 1930 to carry out the sculptural work on a memorial at Nieuwpoort to mark Belgium's resistance to the German invasion of 1914. It is a dramatic work with Braecke's composition centered around the figure of a woman representing Belgium who defiantly clutches the Belgian crown and holds it away from the grasp of the invading Germans. This figure is positioned at the top of a column and there is a soldier at each of the four corners of the column's base. One of these soldiers has lost his sight, another is wounded, the third clearly sick whilst the fourth is fit and ready to resist the invader. The memorial was inaugurated on 26 October 1930. A photograph of one of the four soldiers is shown on the right and other photographs of the Yser Memorial appear in the gallery below.
    Yser Memorial
    The Albert Memorial
    Nieuwpoort Belgium
    The memorial is an elaborate one. A large circular structure representing a crown is supported by 10 columns and in the centre is a bronze equestrian figure of Albert I, the "Soldier King". The circular structure can be reached by either stairs or a lift and serves as a viewing platform which affords views of the surrounding countryside and the various sluice gates so essential to the drainage of the Polders. When looked at from above, the layout of the sluice gates looks very much like the outline of a goose's foot and the area is known as the "Goosefoot". On the interior side of the circular structure the words of two poems are inscribed, one by August van Cauwelaert and the other by Maurice Gauchez. Some of the bricks carry the names of villages and towns in the Yser area that saw fighting; Boesinghe, St Joris, Tervaete, Vidlette, Diksmuide.etc. The architect/designer was Julien de Ridder and the sculptural work was carried out by Charles Aubroeck. The inauguration and unveiling took place on 24 July 1938 in the presence of Queen Elisabeth, King Leopold III, Prince Charles, Prince Baudouin and Princess Josephine Charlotte. Apart from the equestrian figure, Aubroeck created ten relief panels on the exterior side of the upper circular structure. One of these depicts a scene in the Congo and the others depict various themes including the spiritual life, the sciences, working life in the ports, working life in the mines, leisure time and life at sea. The foundation stone was laid on 8 August 1937. The foundation stone is inscribed .mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0} "Die VIII Augusti MCMXXXVII positus est hic primarius lapis"
    The Albert Memorial
    Nieuwpoort Belgium
    The Nieuwpoort Memorial consists of a pylon of Euville stone, 8 metres high, surrounded by a bronze band on which are inscribed the names of the casualties commemorated. The memorial stands on a triangular paved platform and at each corner of the triangle is a recumbent figure of a lion facing outwards. The memorial was designed by William Bryce Binnie. The sculptural work is by Charles Sargeant Jagger. The memorial bears the names of over 500 officers and men of the United Kingdom forces who died in this area and along the Belgian coast, especially those in 1917 and whose graves are unknown. A small number of those commemorated were casualties of 1914, mainly men of the Royal Naval Division, who died in the attempt to hold Antwerp in October of that year. Commonwealth forces did not return to this part of the line until June 1917, when XV Corps relieved French troops in the sector from Saint Joris to the sea. They were involved in fierce fighting at Nieuwpoort before handing the sector back to the French in November 1917 and the remainder of the men commemorated died during those months. Inscribed on the memorial are Laurence Binyon's words. "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning We will remember them"
    Nieuport Memorial in Nieuwpoort
    A plaque at Ramskapelle acknowledging the assistance of the French
    Ramskapelle, Belgium
    The French were involved fighting alongside the Belgians in the West Flanders area both in 1914 and after. Here we see a photograph of a plaque outside the church at Ramskapelle near Nieuwpoort in West Flanders which acknowledges the role played by the French 16th Division fighting alongside the Belgian 6th Regiment and was erected by its people as a "thank you" to the French. The plaque was inaugurated in 1938. A link to further information on this plaque is given here.
    Plaque at Ramskapelle (Nieuwpoort), Belgium acknowledging help given by French forces
  8. West Flanders - Wikidata

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    6 days ago · This page was last edited on 7 April 2021, at 14:35. All structured data from the main, Property, Lexeme, and EntitySchema namespaces is available under the Creative Commons CC0 License; text in the other namespaces is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply.

  9. West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium Genealogy

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    Mar 24, 2021 · West Flanders (Dutch: West-Vlaanderen) is the westernmost province of the Flemish Region, in Belgium. It is the only coastal Belgian province, facing the North Sea to the northwest.

  10. West Flanders Tribes - Wikipedia

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    6 days ago · De West Flanders Tribes was een Belgisch American-footballteam.Hun thuisregio was West-Vlaanderen, met Oostende en Izegem als twee kernsteden. De Tribes maakten tot 2012 deel uit van de Flemish Football League (FFL) conferentie in de Belgian Football League (BFL).

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