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A Belgian village that was the proving ground for the first modern (World War I) chemical weapons—chlorine, phosgene, mustard gas
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Peter uncovered these photographs from provincial German archives while researching his new book, Passchendaele: Unseen Panoramas of the Third Battle of Ypres.
Baptism of Fire: The Second Battle of Ypres and the Forging Canada, April 1915, by Nathan M.
It's unclear when he earned the Military Medal and then the second bar, although it's believed he earned the Military Medal during the second battle of Ypres in 1916 or the battle of Mount Sorrel in June 1916, where he is credited with capturing a number of German soldiers.
AS PASSCHENDAELE commemorations took place around the world this week, the life of a Pontypridd soldier awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery during 1917's Third Battle of Ypres was remembered in his hometown.
If Ypres was sometimes referred to by the British Tommies as 'Wipers', the Battle of Passchendaele was, in fact, the third battle of Ypres.
Also known as the 3rd Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele was the main British offensive of 1917 and took place on the much fought-over Ypres Salient.
The First Battle of Ypres did not mark the start of trench warfare.
This action brought to an end the First Battle of Ypres and their heroic stand stopped the German advance to the coast.
He is emotional to learn the fate of his great-grandfather, who fought in the First World War and was killed at the battle of Ypres.
A MILLION men fought over the tiny village of Passchendaele, in what was officially known as the Third Battle of Ypres - after the Belgian town that was the main target of the Germans.