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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The Passchendaele Society consisting of people from the district are determined to keep alive the memory of the battle," added Mr Jones.
But we can say that we have not forgotten those who fell at Passchendaele.
And in other footage, veteran John Willis Palmer said: "There is a limit to almost everything and the mud at Passchendaele and seeing men sucked down in this mud, dying in this mud, finished me off.
As MPs marked 100 years since the battle, shadow culture minister Kevin Brennan read out a poem in Welsh by North Wales poet and posthumous Eisteddfod chair winner Hedd Wyn, who lost his life on July 31, the first day of Passchendaele.
mud at Passchendaele for the power to devastate after and, most recently in the 1980s, we enjoyed the Blackadder series with General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett cheerily sending soldiers to their deaths without a second thought.
On 7 October this year, 10 student winners of The Battle of Passchendaele competition, made possible by the Ministry of Education, Fields of Remembrance Trust and the Passchendaele Society, travelled to Belgium to attend several commemoration events and experience first-hand the site of the battles they had been researching.
Tommy's Passchendaele is a musical tribute to those thousands of soldiers slaughtered in the three-month battle.
It was so terrible that it grew to symbolise the true horror of the First World War and became synonymous with the village where it ended - Passchendaele.
Lieutenant Robert Shankland, who emigrated from Ayr to Canada, won the Victoria Cross after seizing an enemy position at the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium on October 26, 1917.
100 years since brother's death at Passchendaele ON SUNDAY, October 8 it was 100 years since my mother's brother was killed at Passchendaele in the First World War.
PRINCE William yesterday praised New Zealand soldiers who fought and died at Passchendaele.