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Title: De Toren van Heldenhulde [De Toren van Heldenhulde te Diksmuide, covertitle]. [Eerste druk; First edition].
Description: S.I. [Diksmuide]-Thielt, Werk der Jaarlijksche Bedevaart naar de Graven van den IJzer-Lannoo (P) [CIRCA], 1935. 8. Original wrappers. Covertitle in bold tinted type, tinted In Memoriam design at top. Stapled. 16pp. 15 captioned monochrome illustrations in text after photographs, incl. some reproductions after simple drawings by flemish privates. Illustrations featuring in-end exterior of the Yser Tower Monument, incl. details of sculptures, full-page track-map of Diksmuide environments with concise legenda printed inside lower outer cover, notes to visitors for further sightseeing in cluseby region, small tinted rectangular illustration after a drawing on lower outer cover, publ. and printer's provenance at tail, advertism. inside front cover. Rather detailed flemish language description of the so-called Yser Monument Tower of Remembrance, to the flemish hero soldiers during the First World War, with the remarkable call at top of the Tower: AVV-VV (Alles Voor Vlaanderen, Kristus voor Vlaanderen]. This 22-storey monument was consacrated august 24, 1930, first of all in remembrance of flemish soldiers who were killed during the First World War, also however as a symbol for political independence for Flanders. An annual pelgrimae is kept by flemish nationalists. Good copy. (wrappers a little bit soiled, staples a bit rusty, NO offsetting however).

Keywords: yser tower monument remembrance history firstworldwar flanders soldiers flemish trenches history architecture culture heritage legacy ww1 greatwar yserriver dixmuide diksmuide ypersalient

Price: EUR 45.00 = appr. US$ 48.91 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 55743