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Flanders
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Flanders

A province in northwestern Belgium. Western Flanders was the theater of three major battles in 1914, 1915, and 1917, and to these must be added the battles fought during the course of the German spring offensive in 1918. For the British, the battles are inseparably associated with the market town of Ypres. It is accordingly not surprising that the British commission charged after the war with naming the battles and engagements designated the battles fought here as the First, Second, and Third “Battles of Ypres,” while in Germany they are normally called the three “Battles of Fl…

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Bourne, John M., “Flanders”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0206>
First published online: 2015



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