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Passchendaele in 360 - Battlefield Conditions

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After months of fighting at the Battle of Passchendaele, the conditions were extraordinary. With irrigation systems destroyed, the mud was everywhere. Hear how it affected the battle from those who were there.

PASSCHENDAELE 100

The 100th anniversary of Passchendaele provides an opportunity to view WW1 in a new way and commemorate the Service and sacrifice of those who lost their lives.

Guided by historian Dan Snow, experience the realities of Passchendaele through a unique combination of first-hand audio accounts, diary excerpts, and archive film and photos.

Find out more at: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/passchendaele100

THE BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE

Fought between July and November 1917, Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, remains one of the most notorious battles of the First World War.

In three-and-a-half months of fighting, an advance of less than five miles saw an estimated 550,000 Allied and German troops killed, wounded or lost.

Around 90,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers were missing; 50,000 buried without being identified, and 42,000 never recovered from the Belgian fields of Flanders that turned into an ocean of mud.


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