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Dodengang (Trench of Death), Diksmuide

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The Dodengang (Dutch, also called Trench of Death in English and Le Boyau de la mort in French) is a World War I memorial site located near Diksmuide, Belgium. The site is located about 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) from the IJzertoren in the centre of the city, and set directly on the banks of the Yser Canal.

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  • We visited this site during a day trip to Diksmuide where we also visited the museum of the Yser (in the Yser Tower). This site is part of the official War Heritage Institute, which is an institution....  more
    We visited this site during a day trip to Diksmuide where we also visited the museum of the Yser (in the Yser Tower). This site is part of the official War Heritage Institute, which is an institution....  more »
  • A small museum and an extensive reconstructed trench along the river Iser. It's very interesting to see how these trenches were laid out and the history associated with this site. 
    A small museum and an extensive reconstructed trench along the river Iser. It's very interesting to see how these trenches were laid out and the history associated with this site.  more »
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  • Brief, but impactful place to visit to understand Belgian and WW1 history. Despite the beautiful flowers and grass that have grown around the trenches, this remains a solemn, heavy place. An important reminder for Peace.
  • Very informative and well preserved place. Walking through the trenches gives you as accurate of an idea as to how the soldiers fought.

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