SUMMARY OF THE DIFFERENT BATTLES AND CONFLICT AREAS IN THE AREA UNDER SURVEY


This picture probably represents a small battle during the First battle of Ypres in the Ypres Salient (Copyright IFFM).

During the preliminary research it became clear that the planned A19 would cross many important areas of the Ypres Salient. The portion of the front lines of the First Battle of Ypres that would be crossed by the proposed A19 highway extension is near Campagne (Bixschote) where, among others, the Battle for Bixschote took place between French and German units. This first German attempt to capture Ypres left significant archaeological traces between Campagne and Steenstraete (Bikschote). On the eve of the Second Ypres both the allied forces and the Germans took heavy losses near t Verzet.