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
|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. The battle was named after the river Leie (known as Lys in French), where the battlefield was situated (in Belgium and in Northern-France).
In the Albertpark in the citycentre of Kortrijk, the Battle of the Lys is commemorated every year near the Monument of the Lys.