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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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Caption: The Second Battle of Ypres by Richard Jack was commissioned by the Canadian War Memorials Fund to commemorate the first major action of Canadian troops at the Western Front during the First World War.
Baptism of Fire: The Second Battle of Ypres and the Forging Canada, April 1915, by Nathan M.
He describes all of the major actions and incidents they were involved in from 1916 up to the Third Battle of Ypres, including the Battle of the Somme and in Mesopotamia, Salonika, Egypt, and Palestine, as well as the stories of soldiers.
The 1st/7th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry was involved in the Second Battle of Ypres which was fought between April 22 and May 25, 1915.
A SINGLE word sums up the horror of what is officially known as the Third Battle of Ypres - Passchendaele.
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.
Commonly referred to simply as the battle of Passchendaele, the tactics employed at the third battle of Ypres proved to be just as controversial as those executed at the bloody Battle of the Somme, a little over a year earlier.
The Highlanders, the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry and the Canadian Scottish, are on a European pilgrimage to mark the centenary of the 2nd Battle of Ypres.
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. Don't tell anyone but by the end you might even warm to him.
"He joined the Green Howards as a Private 2437, A Company, 1st/4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment, and was killed in action aged just 19 years at the second battle of Ypres, on June 3, 1915."
He was awarded the Military Medal for his service at the Third Battle of Ypres, in the Belgian village of Passchendaele.