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Battle of Passchendaele

BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE 31st July - 10 th November 1917 TENSTAFEL Fought between July and November 1917, Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, remains one of the mostnotorious battles of the First World War. In three-and-a-half months of fighting, an advance of less than five miles saw an estimated 550,000 Allied and German troops killed, wounded or lost.CHENDAELE DEATHS INJURED MISSING 550,000 90,000 42,000 4.5 MILLION shells were fired during the campaign... MAJOR ENGAGEMENTS 31 July-2 August – The Battle of Pilckem Ridge 16-18 August Battle of Langemarck 20-25 September-Battle of Menin Road Ridge 26 September-3 October-Battle of Polygon Wood 4 October-Battle of Broodseinde 9 October-Battle of Poelcappelle 12 October – First Passchendaele 26 October-10 November Second Passchendaele 20 November – The British Flanders campaign is officially brought to an end THE WEATHER Heavy rain in the early days of August, mixed with continued artillery bombardment, turned the battlefield into a muddy morass. The area in Flanders became effectively a swamp. FIELD MARSHAL SIR DOUGLAS HAIG: WORLD WAR ONE'S WORST GENERAL The attack at Passchendaele was Sir Douglas Haig's attempt to break through Flanders. Haig was seen as, 'a cruel, plodding, pig-headed man, careless with the lives of his men and eager to please the politicians. "The British army are lions led by donkeys." "I died in hell - they called it Passchendaele.. SIEGFRIED SASSOON Peter Scarks Design CANADIAN

Battle of Passchendaele

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100 years ago today, one of the deadliest battles of the First World War began in Passchendaele, Belgium. The battle lasted 105 days. When it was over in November, 550,000 men had been killed. As the ...


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