battle of Ypres


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Noun1.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
2.battle of Ypres - battle in World War I (1915)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
3.battle of Ypres - battle in World War I (1914); heavy but indecisive fighting as the Allies and the Germans both tried to break through the lines of the others
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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Louise Dorr, from the Ministry of Defence's joint casualty and compassionate centre, said: "Pte Edmundson was one of only eight Durham Light Infantry soldiers still missing from the Second Battle of Ypres, which is why it has been possible to identify him by means of DNA.
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.
The Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, began on July 31, 1917, and lasted about 100 days.
Half-a-million Allied and German soldiers were dead, wounded or missing after the three-month campaign, which began on July 31, 1917 and is also known as the Third Battle of Ypres.
The display opens on Monday, July 31, 100 years to the day since the Third Battle of Ypres and is on loan from Lord Ashcroft where they form part of a gallery in his name at the Imperial War Museum.
Also known as the 3rd Battle of Ypres or colloquially the "Battle of Mud" or the "Slough of Despond" The aim of the attack was the destruction of German submarine pens on the Belgium coast.
Commonly referred to simply as the battle of Passchendaele, the tactics employed at the third battle of Ypres proved to be just as controversial as those executed at the bloody Battle of the Somme, a little over a year earlier.
The Highlanders, the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry and the Canadian Scottish, are on a European pilgrimage to mark the centenary of the 2nd Battle of Ypres.
After the first major gas attack at the Second Battle of Ypres, which was fought from April 21 to May 25, 1915, the "extraordinarily well disciplined and brave" 1st Canadian Division held its position east of Ypres despite a greenish gas that floated 1.