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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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The events proposed over the coming years include marking the battle of Gallipoliin in April 2015, the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 2016, the naval battle of Jutland in May/June 2017, the battle of Passchendale in June/November 2017, the report said.
One exhibit is the Victoria Cross won at the Battle of Passchendale in 1917 by Edward Cooper when a sergeant in the 12th Battalion, The King''s Royal Rifle Corps.
Harry Patch went over the top at the Battle of Passchendale and later suffered shrapnel injuries.
The event will commemorate the Battle of Passchendale known for the scale of casualties and the dreadful conditions in which soldiers had to fight.
Like many of these war anniversaries, the recent commemoration of WWI's Battle of Passchendale - which cost the lives of around 585,000 human beings - was attended by the usual hypocritical politicians, the media and the gullible; none of whom are willing to admit that the men and school-age boys sent to their deaths in "The Great War" were thoroughly duped by the British government.
He was shot in the arm at the Battle of the Somme in 1916, and was wounded again during the Battle of Passchendale in November 1917 before an almost unparalleled burst of heroics by a single soldier saw Tandey win the three highest awards for bravery in only six weeks.
The unit served at the Battle of the Ancre, the Arras offensive, the Second Battle of Passchendale, and the Third Battle of Ypres.