Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books and Maps - Dixmuide, Diksmuide & the Battles of the Yser.
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guides and Maps the best for over 25 years
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps

Battllefields of the Western Front North - 100th Anniversary Edition - over 360 pages - all stops with GPS

 

DIXMUIDE (DIXMUDE) AND THE BATTLES OF THE RIVER YSER

 

The Battlefield Tour

The battlefield tour lasts around 5 hours and is one of 12 tours in our book Western Front - North. Dixmuide is visited as part of the Yser River battles.

The Fighting

The battles of the Yser river began at the very beginning of the First World War. In October 1914 the headlong German invasion was stopped by the small Belgian army using the river Yser and the railway line between the towns of Dixmuide and Nieuwpoort on the Channel coast.

Although Dixmuide itself fell to the Germans, the Belgians flooded the land by opening the sluice gates at Nieupoort and apart from a small incursion at Tervate, stopped by a gallant bayonet charge, the Germans never crossed the river.

On the edge of the town is the International Peace Centre of the tall Ijzer Tower with its memorials and now splendid museum which has excellent dioramas and tells without bias the story of the difficulties between the French and Flemish elements of the Belgian forces.

Alongside the Yser are the preserved Trenches of Death with a small reception building manned by the Belgian army.

 

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Above is the cover of our Guide Book to the Western Front -South. Together with the Western Front - North it describes 25 different tours of the Western Front. Why not have both?

 

FREE MAP With each of these books you can choose a free map. See the pictures below. You can choose your map at Checkout.

 

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YPRES MAP

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SOMME MAP

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GALLIPOLI MAP

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MARKETGARDEN ARNHEM MAP

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NORMANDY

D-DAY MAP