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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IT WAS officially known as the Third Battle of Ypres, but history recalls the horror in one word: Passchendaele.
The Battle of Polygon Wood took place between September 26 and October 3, 1917, during the second phase of the Third Battle of Ypres.
OCTOBER 19, 1914 First battle of Ypres begins as Allied and German troops attempt to reach sea ports in Belgium.
Maclear was killed in action during the Second Battle of Ypres on May 24, 1915.
1917: The third battle of Ypres ended when British and Canadian troops captured Passchendaele Ridge.
1917 - Canadian troops capture the village of Passchendaele in the Third Battle of Ypres.
This book details the lives and heroism of 70 Victoria Cross recipients of WWI who fought the Third Battle of Ypres and several other actions on the Western Front between late July and early November 1917.
ON November 10, 1917, the Third Battle of Ypres was over.
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.