French troops arrive in Belgium for Battle of the Yser, in World War I
Nieuport Belgium Date:1914, October Duration:1 min 13 sec Sound:NO SOUND
French troops march and move supplies in horse-drawn wagons, along road near Niewport, Belgium preparing for the Battle of the Yser, in World War 1. Their facilities are seen at the edge of the flooded Yser River. Two soldiers are seen crossing flooded area on a makeshift single-path atop a berm snaking across a flooded section of road. Views of wartorn buildings surrounded by the flooded river. ( Note: To thwart German advances toward Calais, Belgians deliberately opened sluices at Nieuport allowing water levels to rise during high tides, creating a flooded area a mile wide as far south as Diksmuide.)
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