Further, they also attempted to break through by way of the Yser.
The flooding of the Yser marks the end of the main struggle for Calais.
No wonder, poor devils, for they were coming back from the Yser or the Ypres salient.
They actually wept, for the Yser is their nightmare, and with reason.
Paul remembered the ruins of the old lighthouse on the bank of the Yser and the tunnel from Ornequin to Èbrecourt.
The objective of these troops was to seize Nieuport and the crossing of the Yser.
At the Yser the other night two German regiments got across the river and found themselves surrounded.
These towns and villages play no part in the defence of the Yser.
The next attack was designed to broaden our salient to the north between the Yser and the Houthulst Forest.
This time the Germans did get a foothold on the west side of the Yser.