Around the War in 80 Postcards


Last Stand on the Yser : the Belgian Army Holds the Line


In Belgium, the Great War is mostly remembered for the Stand on the Yser. With their backs to the wall and facing retreat from the last unoccupied Belgian territory, the Belgian Army fought a desperate and ultimately successful battle on and behind the banks of the flooded Yser river. Afterwards for four long and miserable years, the small army held the line from Dixmuide to the North Sea coast at Nieuport. During and after the war, many postcards were devoted to scenes of the fighting on the Yser.

Here is a small collection.



*see also A. Bastien 'Panorama de l'Yser'