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The IJzertoren
Memorial & Museum (Yser Tower) is a huge memorial tower along the Belgian Yser river in Diksmuide. The current tower (84 meter high) is the second tower at this location. The remains of the original tower - the Paxpoort or Pax-gate (Gate of Peace) - is still visible at the site. The first tower was built just after World War I, but destroyed by sabotage in 1946. The tower contains a museum of the Belgium history and World War I.  
 
      
Diksmuide

A part of the World War I exhibition at the IJzertoren Memorial & Museum in Diksmuide.

A part of the World War I exhibition at the IJzertoren Memorial & Museum in Diksmuide.
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The "new" tower at the IJzertoren Memorial & Museum in Diksmuide. It is 84 meters high. The museum tour start with an elevator ride to the top. After that you work your way down inside the tower.

The "new" tower at the IJzertoren Memorial & Museum in Diksmuide. It is 84 meters high. The museum tour start with an elevator ride to the top. After that you work your way down inside the tower. 
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A model of a World War I airship displayed at the IJzertoren Memorial & Museum in Diksmuide.

A model of a World War I airship displayed at the IJzertoren Memorial & Museum in Diksmuide.
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Some of the World War I pictures displayed outside the IJzertoren Memorial & Museum in Diksmuide.

Some of the World War I pictures displayed outside the IJzertoren Memorial & Museum in Diksmuide.
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A German World War I helmets displayed at the IJzertoren Memorial & Museum in Diksmuide.

A German World War I helmets displayed at the IJzertoren Memorial & Museum in Diksmuide.
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"Death" is also a part of the exhibition at the IJzertoren Memorial & Museum in Diksmuide.

"Death" is also a part of the exhibition at the IJzertoren Memorial & Museum in Diksmuide.
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