third battle of Ypres


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Noun1.third battle of Ypres - battle in World War I (1917); an Allied offensive which eventually failed because tanks bogged down in the waterlogged soil of Flanders; Germans introduced mustard gas which interfered with the Allied artillery
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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On 31 July 1917, the first day of the Battle of Pilckem Ridge - part of the Third Battle of Ypres - he was hit by a piece of trench mortar shell near Langemark and died at a nearby aid post.
Members of the 16th Canadian Machine Gun Company holding the line at Passchendale during the Third Battle of Ypres.
Whereas over two thirds of the 12,000 burials in nearby Tyne Cot Cemetery, the main cemetery of the particularly dreadful Third Battle of Ypres (1917), or simply Passchendaele, are 'Known unto God,' those brought to Remy Siding, the name by which the British came to refer to Lijssenthoek, were usually alive, and hence identifiable.
ON November 10, 1917, the Third Battle of Ypres was over.
1917: The third battle of Ypres ended when British and Canadian troops captured Passchendaele Ridge.
It sets out to transport the visitor around sites of importance for the First, Second and Third Battle of Ypres, and in so doing to bring the battlefield to life.
During the Third Battle of Ypres, which included Passchendaele, New Zealand lost nearly 2,000 men.
The battle, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, began on July 31, 1917.
The Third Battle of Ypres, known as Passchendaele after the village the Allies were trying to capture, began as an attempt to secure the coast and wear down the Germans who were holding ground captured in Belgium when World War I began in 1914.