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BPC Diksmuide in Zeebrugge

(B2) The Mistral-type helicopter carrier, the Diksmuide, will call after Lorient (October 6-8) in the Belgian port of Zeebrugge from October 10-15. A trip to celebrate the Battle of Diksmuide in October 1914 which saw the 1st marine rifle brigade, created a few months earlier, stand up and stop the German advance, with two Senegalese and Algerian battalions, which lost most of their manpower in the battle .

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).