second battle of Ypres


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Noun1.second battle of Ypres - battle in World War I (1915)second battle of Ypres - battle in World War I (1915); Germans wanted to try chlorine (a toxic yellow gas) as a weapon and succeeded in taking considerable territory from the Allied salient
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
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However this, the so-called Second Battle of Ypres, cost 60,000 Allied lives.
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.
Thousands of men flocked to join its ranks but 1,031 officers and men perished in the conflict - 46 of them in just one day, a century ago on Whit Monday, 1915, during the second battle of Ypres.
This belief may have been a comfort to a man who faced constant danger, including being present at the Second Battle of Ypres, where the German Army first used chlorine gas as a weapon.
by the Germans in the Second Battle of Ypres (Belgium).
On April 22, 1915, the first full-scale use of deadly chemicals in warfare took place as German forces unleashed chlorine gas against Allied troops at the start of the Second Battle of Ypres in Belgium during World War I; thousands of soldiers are believed to have died.
Caption: The Second Battle of Ypres by Richard Jack.
Six weeks before the Second Battle of Ypres, men of the division were begging, borrowing, or stealing SMLEs (Short Magazine Lee-Enfield's) with such frequency that their possession was expressly banned by order.
William Pritchard and his son Reginald both died in the Second Battle of Ypres on May 2, 1915.
But he was shot and killed on April 24, 1915, during the Battle of St Julien, part of the Second Battle of Ypres.