|Liberation of Roeselare|
|Date||14 October 1918|
|Belligerents||German Empire vs Belgium|
|Flags|| Grote Markt|
After the fall of Liege & Antwerp, the Belgians retreated behind the Yser in October 1914 & opened the locks at Nieuwpoort on October 25, so that the battlefield between the Yser & the railway was put under water. The Belgians were in defense behind the railroad until late summer 1918 so they never did with major offensives between 1914 & 1918, which the Belgian army was still strong. During the late summer of 1918, the Entente focused on the liberation of Belgium. The Belgian/French Army Group Vlaanderen, under the command of King Albert I, attacking in the north from the Ypres Salient to Brussels and the coast. On October 14, they attacking & liberated Roeselare, a town 24 km north of Ypres.