Battle of the Lys (1940)
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|Battle of Lys|
|Part of the Invasion of Belgium of World War II|
|Commanders and leaders|
| Leopold III
| Walter von Reichenau
Georg von Küchler
|500,000 soldiers||4 divisions|
|Casualties and losses|
|3,000 killed||1,500 killed
The Battle of the Lys (French: Bataille de la Lys, Dutch: Leieslag) was a major battle between Belgian and German forces during the German Invasion of Belgium of 1940 and the final major battle fought by Belgian troops before their surrender on 28 May. The battle was named after the river Leie (known as the Lys in French), where the battlefield was situated (in Belgium and in Nord-Pas-de-Calais).
- Belgium, Ministère des Affaires Étrangères (1941), The Official Account of What Happened, 1939-1940 [Chapter 4], Evans Brothers. Accessed 02 January 2016.
- "National Leie Monument", toerismekortrijk.be
- "Belgium in the Second World War", Jean-Michel Veranneman
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