An innovative visitor centre is built in Nieuwpoort, on the site of the King Albert Monument, next to the Ganzepoot (Goose Foot) lock complex .The centre is dedicated to the deliberate flooding of the Yser plain, during the Battle of the Yser, to stop the German advance towards the French Channel Ports and the supply lines of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in France. The top of the King Albert Monument offers visitors an impressive view of the plain. The BBC/HBO drama series Parade’s End, based on four novels by Ford Madox Ford, was partly filmed in Nieuwpoort and other areas of the Westhoek.
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