- a river flowing from N France through NW Belgium into the North Sea: battles 1914–18. 55 miles (89 km) long.
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By March 23 the east bank of the Yser held a Belgian division.
The flooding of the Yser marks the end of the main struggle for Calais.
I found things were going on better in the north on the Yser.1914
John French, Viscount of Ypres
With these forces the enemy had to pass the Yser, which was filled with bodies.
They actually wept, for the Yser is their nightmare, and with reason.
- 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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