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Yser

(izĕr`), river, c.50 mi (80 km) long, rising in N France and flowing generally NE through NW Belgium and into the North Sea at Nieuwpoort. It connects a network of canals. The area was the scene of heavy fighting in World War I.
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Yser

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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On 8th November the battalion went into support on the Yser Canal bank near Boesinghe before moving by train from Serques into reserve at Zudrove.
Today, head north out of Ypres parallel to the N369 and you'll find cows grazing in the water meadows near the Yser Canal under the shadow of a tall, thin marble cross which commemorates the lives of the poor Algerians who became the first guinea pigs of a weapon of mass destruction.
"For most conspicuous bravery near Yser. Corporal Samuel Meekosha was with a platoon of about 20 non-commissioned officers and men, who were holding an isolated trench.
The ceremony was held at the King Albert I Monument, a memorial built in 1938 to commemorate the role of King Albert I in the First World War, particularly during the Battle of the Yser.
The keel for this new ship was laid down on 18 April 2009 and she is expected to be launched by the end of the year as the Yser, taking her name from the Battle of the Yser involving the French Fusiliers Marins during the Great War, when a section of the Belgian coastline was secured by the Allies.
In Flanders Flooded Fields: Before Ypres There Was Yser, by Paul Van Pul.
"To the south one could see very distinctly the Yser Canal bordered by trees already much damaged by the bombardment but which adequately masked the trenches established along the canal," he later wrote.
There are certainly not going to be many opportunities for people with an interest in the period to see, within the space of a few days, Dawn, Herbert Wilcox' s 1928 feature film about Edith Cavell, the 1929 Belgian film With Our Boys at the Yser, or Battle of the Coronel and Falkland Islands (1927).
From the first traffic cops on horseback to police helicopters with the latest thermal imaging technology, the programme tracks the progress of traffic policing and some of the major developments including the introduction of traffic lights, the breathal yser and the Highway Code.