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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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In 1917 Ben was wounded in the head but stayed at the front, serving at Arras and in the hellish mud of the Third Battle of Ypres.
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.
Pegahmagabow's first real taste of war came during the second battle of Ypres, which played out in Belgium in April and May of 1915.
The diary gives us a unique insight into this period which included Neuve Chapelle and the first battle of Ypres.
Entitled In Flanders Field, it was written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae on May 3, 1915, during the second battle of Ypres, on the day after a close friend, Alexis Helmer, was killed by a German shell.
An Italian war artist had captured soldiers of the Green Howards evacuating the wounded at the Battle of Ypres in 1914 - with Henry Tandey in the foreground carrying a comrade on his back.
Among them, as the fighting raged around the village of St Julien in the Second Battle of Ypres, were brothers George and Howard Hunter from Gosforth in Newcastle, and miner George Grieves, who lived in the Lower Ouseburn valley in the city.
The men travelled to France in April 1915 with the Durham Brigade of the Northumbria Division and within days were thrust into the 2nd Battle of Ypres, their first and only action was at the Battle of Gravenstafel Ridge at Ypres Salient, The talk takes place on Saturday from 2pm in the DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery, tickets are available in the museum.
He " The young married father, who grew u in Bostock Street off Scottie Road, joined the King's Liverpool Regiment and was serving with the 12th battalion when he took part in the action in August 1917, during the Third Battle of Ypres, which saw him gain his award.