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Battle for "het Molentje"
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Monument for the battle for "het Molentje"

Location: crossing Molentje and Leopoldsvaart Oost, 8340 Moerkerke [gps]
Accessibility: fully accessible

This modest monument was erected to commemorate one of the most cruel events in the history of Moerkerke: the battle for "het Molentje".   On this very spot the Canadian advance was temporarily stopped by the German occupier.  This came at a high cost for soldiers and civilians.  Each year in September a memorial is held to remember this dramatic event. 

For a full account, we kindly refer to the separate page on the battle [read it]

  



 Damme
 Den Hoorn
 Hoeke
 Lapscheure
 Moerkerke
 Oostkerke
 Sijsele
 Vivenkapelle


 

Hendrik De Leyn - www.damme-online.com