This monument has been erected in memory of the fallen from the Battle of the Leie. It's the only statue of King Leopold III.
At the monument rests 9 soldiers from 9 different provinces. Together with the Equestrian statue of King Leopold III stands 6 soldiers from the navy, airforce, army,...
The battle of the Leie was a battle as part of the Battle for Belgium. The Belgian troops needed to cover the troops who fled away to Dunkirk. Between 23th and 28th May 1940 was a time of intense fight between German and Belgian troops. The Belgian should have 3000 casualties but the Germans many more. This battle was also an occasion of the Vinkt Massacre.
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