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Passchendaele

a village in NW Belgium, in West Flanders province: the scene of heavy fighting during the third battle of Ypres in World War I during which 245 000 British troops were lost
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Caption: Photo by William Rider-Rider: Mud and Boche wire through which the Canadians had to advance during the Battle of Passchendaele, November 1917.
It was during the Battle of Passchendaele that Bromsgroveborn Lance Corporal Charles Richards, of Pershore Road, Birmingham, armed with a Lewis gun made in Birmingham factories, performed an amazing feat of bravery and courage.
In 1917, Welsh soldiers advanced through the small village in war-torn Flanders on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele.
The Battle of Passchendaele, which, like the offensive on the Somme was supposed to be a breakthrough advance, generated over a half million casualties on both sides, with only a few miles of worthless territory gained.
He fought in Ypres and was killed in the third battle of Passchendaele.
Although her father dies in the battle of Passchendaele, his belongings are shipped back to his family, along with the toy bear, which today sits in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.
The Battle of Passchendaele has come to epitomize the horrors of World War I, but also uncommon leadership and extraordinary heroism.
His father, who had been badly wounded at the battle of Passchendaele in WW I while fighting with the Blackwatch Regiment, became an Anglican priest in Metcalfe, Ont.
Private Roberts had served with the King's Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB), and had fought in the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917, in which thousands of Allied troops were killed.
30, 1917, he was killed by a sniper at the Battle of Passchendaele.
He was the last British Army veteran of the First World War and the last to have served in the trenches of the Western Front, serving as an assistant gunner in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry at the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917, where some half a million men died on both sides.
He joined RNAS No 12 Squadron which was already involved in the third Ypres offensive - the Battle of Passchendaele.