IJzertoren
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IJzertoren - France
IJzertoren is located in Diksmuide.
IJzertoren monument was established on 1946.
Primary threats to IJzertoren :

The Ijzertoren is a memorial along the Belgian Yser River in Diksmuide. There have been two IJzertorens, the first built after the First World War by an organization of former Flemish soldiers.




Historical facts of IJzertoren :

The Ijzertoren is a memorial along the Belgian Yser River in Diksmuide. On the night of 15 and 16 March 1946 it was illegally demolished with dynamite; the perpetrators were never caught, though there are strong indications of involvement of the Belgian military and former resistance fighters in an atmosphere of post WWII repression. Several years later, a new tower was built on the same place. The IJzertoren symbolizes the demand for Nooit meer Oorlog (No more War), written on the tower in the four languages of the fighting forces in the area during the First World War (Dutch, French, English and German). The rebuilt tower (84 m) is the highest peace monument in Europe.