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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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.
These chairs are from St Audomarus Church in Passchendaele which was the scene of one of the worst battles of the war.
Lance–corporal John Hamilton, Dumbarton; Highland Light Infantry Passchendaele, September 26
The former railway bed links the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 to Tyne Cot Cemetery, over a mile away.
The idea has since been taken up by the Passchendaele Society which wishes to raise PS35,000 to pay for the memorial near where Hedd Wynn fell.
The last, also known as Passchendaele, was one of the most horrible of the war, fought in a morass of liquid mud caused by a combination of exceptional rainfall and the destruction of the drainage system by shelling.
Although billed as the first big-budget Canadian war movie, which it is, Passchendaele is not so much the story of its eponymous battle as it is a social and cultural portrait of Canada's experience in 1914-18.
Presenting the chronology in its entirety from June to December 1917, Sheldon (retired, Queen's Lancashire Regiment) examines the long, slow progress of the fighting for Passchendaele Ridge (also known as the First through Fifth Battles of Flanders), drawing largely from regimental histories due to the loss of the Prussian archives in the Second World War.
The Division assembled at Valcartier, Quebec, trained at Aldershot, England, has served in such engagements as Ypres, the Somme, Vimy, and Passchendaele during the war.
Pegahmagabow, who served as a scout and sniper with the 1st Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, earned a Military Medal and two bars for his courage under tire during the battles at Ypres, Festubert, Givenchy, Passchendaele and Scarpe.
When the story of Alex Decoteau was told during a service at the Passchendaele Memorial in Belgium on Nov.