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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THE talented Midland artist whose famous drawing of a First World War soldier hangs in the Passchendaele War Museum took his own life, an inquest has ruled.
Sent to France, he was killed on the first day of the battle of Passchendaele.
Enlisted in Downpatrick, he was among several men from the area to die at Passchendaele.
The Homefront: Seeing It Through - Arras and Passchendaele
1918 : Second Lt James Rae who had been reported as missing during the Battle of Passchendaele in October 1917 was now presumed to have been killed in action.
The Final Offensive In Flanders - Zonnebeke area (April 21 - November 11): An exhibition in three locations - Memorial Museum Passchendaele, HIPPO.WAR Waregem (see below) and Heuvelland Visitor Centre - connected by a tourist route will highlight the last year of the war and the country's liberation by Belgian and American troops.
"The Road to Passchendaele: The Heroic Year in Soldiers' own Words and Photographs" by First World War historian Richard van Emden draws upon diaries and memoirs, as well as original photographs taken on illegally held cameras by the soldiers themselves to tells the story of one of the bloodiest conflicts of 1917 known as the Battle of Passchendaele.
But in late October a colleague drives him through Ypres, whose medieval Cloth Hall is in ruins, and out to the forward line near the village of Passchendaele. What he sees stupefies him.
It was so terrible that it grew to symbolise the true horror of the First World War and became synonymous with the village where it ended - Passchendaele.
100 years since brother's death at Passchendaele ON SUNDAY, October 8 it was 100 years since my mother's brother was killed at Passchendaele in the First World War.
T HAS been a week of commemorations as the world marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Passchendaele.