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stephen binks
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I visited Kezelberg on Tuesday and was surprised and delighted to come across a recently installed memorial and information board to the first civilian casualty of the locality. The computer translator suggests the above to be "Shy Monday". Given the horros that took part on that day I think this is not quite correct. Can anybody help me out.

Thank you

Steve

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"Schuw" can mean shying away from people; afraid; frightened; strange; ugly; etc. and in the local Flemish dialect I'm sure there are many other meanings.

I would translate "Schuwe Maandag" as something like "Terrible Monday" or "Terrifying Monday".

JW

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JW

Sounds more apt than "shy"; thank-you

Steve

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Hello,

I was involved in the project as a member of the 1914-1918 group of Wibilinga.

You can find some pictures of the ceremony last Sunday here: http://www.nieuwsblad.be/article/detail.aspx?articleid=blbde_01324605

We will be publishing a few more in-depth articles about the fighting at Kezelberg early next year (in Dutch) for the local history circle.

Regards,

Jan

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