Passchendaele

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Passchendaele

(ˈpæʃənˌdeɪl)
n
(Placename) a village in NW Belgium, in West Flanders province: the scene of heavy fighting during the third battle of Ypres in World War I during which 245 000 British troops were lost
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IThe British army was about to engage in the bloodiest battle of the First World War Passiondale.
These developments provided the background for almost endless debate within the Foreign Office during the 1920s and for various cabinets to accept that the nation was not what it once was after Passiondale and wartime spending.