Tuesday, August 01, 2017

history of Passchendaele 1917

British and Belgian royalty mark the Passchendaele anniversary
The Vimy commemorations of last April are being reprised this week, at Passchendaele, where the Third Battle of Ypres began a hundred years ago.

The Canadian Corps was not brought into the Passchendaele battle until November -- having been fully engaged at Hill 70 during the summer of 1917.  Passchendaele gets less attention in Canadian military memory than Vimy, but in fact the Canadian casualties were much larger at Passchendaele, and the experience, if possible, even worse.
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