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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Welsh language poet Hedd Wyn was one of the most high-profile Passchendaele casualties.
PASSCHENDAELE 15, 114mins Opens Friday, September 4
Robert Liddle Kilgour, 24, was killed at Passchendaele in Belgium.
If Gisela Stuart wants to know what "Englishness" is, or "Britishness" for that matter, she should visit Tyne Cot Cemetery on Passchendaele Ridge and meditate on the following lines, from Australian poet, A B Patterson.
Wartime PM David Lloyd George described Passchendaele in his memoirs as "one of the greatest disasters of the war".
THE Duke of Cambridge led tributes yesterday to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.
A Labour former shadow cabinet minister who voted against the Iraq war has urged MPs "to learn the proper lessons of warfare" as the Commons commemorated the Battle of Passchendaele.
The horror of men being sucked under the mud at Passchendaele for minimal gain has the power to devastate after all this time.
1918 : Huddersfield soldier James Arthur Bates was finally presumed to have been killed after he went missing during the battle for Passchendaele Ridge in May 1917.
Published in time for the 100th anniversary of the epic Battle of Passchendaele which began on 31st July 1917, "The Road to Passchendaele" is a timely and timeless contribution to the growing library of World War I histories and memoirs.
Ten students who won a World War I Battle of Passchendaele competition have travelled to Belgium and experienced the sites at which defining moments in New Zealands history took place 100 years ago.