Passchendaele

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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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This Australian soldier's skull has extensive damage caused by bullet wounds sustained in the Battle of Passchendale (or Third Ypres, Battle of Polygon Wood) in the First World War.
Mollie attended the funeral of her uncle, who had arrived on the Western Front a month before he died on September 26, 1917, during the Battle of Polygon Wood.
'He approached me with the idea of setting two letters written by his great uncle, Private Joe Wood, three weeks before he was killed in action at the battle of Polygon Wood in 1917,' she explains.