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Passchendaele: The Lost Victory of World War I – Review By Stuart McClung

Passchendaele: The Lost Victory of World War I – Review By Stuart McClung

"What we won: The battlefield at Third Ypres in November 1917 was a muddy, bloody, charnel house." The Third Battle of Ypres (31st July - 10th November 1917), also known as the Battle of Passchendaele was one of the major battles fought in World War I. This battle became infamous for its wide scale of casualties and muddy environment in Flanders.

"What we won: The battlefield at Third Ypres in November 1917 was a muddy, bloody, charnel house." The Third Battle of Ypres (31st July - 10th November 1917), also known as the Battle of Passchendaele was one of the major battles fought in World War I. This battle became infamous for its wide scale of casualties and muddy environment in Flanders.

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month marked the end of World War One and is now a day when countries around the world honour those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, those who served and those who continue to serve. It is a holiday unique to every nation but in Canada and many Commonwealth countries, Remembrance Day is a memorial wrapped in vibrant red. Why red? For the symbol of Remembrance Day itself – the poppy. Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian artist, doctor and…

The hour of the day of the month marked the end of World War One and is now a day when countries around the world honour those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, those who served and those who continue t .

Graves of Australian soldiers who died on the Gallipoli Peninsula. In the background is the inscription on the large cross marking the grave of Sgt Robert Henry Bulmer, 3rd Battalion. A pattern maker of Campsie prior to enlistment in the 1st Field Ambulance, Australian Army Medical Corp. Sgt Bulmer was killed in action aged 25 on the Gallipoli Peninsula on 16 July 1915 and is buried in Shrapnel Valley Cemetery.

Graves of Australian soldiers who died on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Legible in the background is the inscription on the large cross marking the grave of 166 Sergeant (Sgt) Robert Henry Bulmer, .

Australians of the 13th Brigade studying the large contour map near Petit Pont, Belgium, which was specially made to give the troops a knowledge of the Messines battlefield. The...

Australians of the 13th Brigade studying the large contour map near Petit Pont, Belgium, which was specially made to give the troops a knowledge of the Messines battlefield. The...

Research by the In Flanders Fields Museum has revealed that the number of soldiers killed at the Third Battle of Ieper, also known as the Battle of Passendale, is much higher than had been believed. While up until now most historians have spoken of between 350,000 and 400,000 fatalities, researchers at the museum now say that at least 600,000 Allied and Germans soldiers perished during the battle in the latter half of 1917.

Research by the In Flanders Fields Museum has revealed that the number of soldiers killed at the Third Battle of Ieper, also known as the Battle of Passendale, is much higher than had been believed. While up until now most historians have spoken of between 350,000 and 400,000 fatalities, researchers at the museum now say that at least 600,000 Allied and Germans soldiers perished during the battle in the latter half of 1917.

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