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Messines

[French me-seen]
noun
  1. a village in W Belgium, near Ypres: battles 1914, 1917.
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Historical Examples

  • This forest extended northwest of Lille and south of Messines.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)

    Various

  • At nightfall the line held about Messines was the same as in the morning.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres

  • The fighting around Messines on the 31st had been equally severe.

    Ypres 1914

    Otto Schwink

  • An attack was made by the Germans on Messines about this time, but was decisively repulsed.

    Ypres 1914

    Otto Schwink

  • Finally, on the right there was the Messines Ridge, which we had just captured.

    A Company of Tanks

    W. H. L. Watson