- a town in W Belgium: battles 1914–18.
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Historical Examples of ypres
At Arras in June, there was almost as much activity as at Ypres.
For Ypres had been rich in historic buildings and monuments of past days.
There are lots of these images, chipped and smashed, lying about the streets of Ypres.
Take as illustrations either the second battle of Ypres or Verdun.
In a few days British artillery had flattened it out as badly as Ypres.An Onlooker in France 1917-1919
- a town in W Belgium, in W Flanders province near the border with France: scene of many sieges and battles, esp in World War I, when it was completely destroyed. Pop: 35 021 (2004 est)Flemish name: Ieper