In the three months that the third battle of Ypres
raged, it is estimated that there were more than 325,000 allied and 260,000 enemy casualties.
On two occasions during the Battle of Ypres
, attacks by British and French troops faltered because concealed blockhouses were being defended by machine gun posts of the German army.
Caption: The Second Battle of Ypres
by Richard Jack was commissioned by the Canadian War Memorials Fund to commemorate the first major action of Canadian troops at the Western Front during the First World War.
2), for the Hoylake and West Kirby War Memorial, its dignity contrasting strongly with the grim bayonet-thrusting troops in his large relief of The Battle of Ypres
, which is beautifully lit by the raking light from a side window.
He was killed in the Second Battle of Ypres
, less than 10 miles away, when the Germans used poisonous chlorine gas for the first time.
Murdoch said: "The position that's been selected was known as Black Watch Corner and was where the First Battle of Ypres
Ben took part in the first Battle of Ypres
in October 1914 and the Second Battle of Ypres
in May 1915 - when a close pal died in his arms.
The large-scale use of poison gas in warfare was initiated by Germany at the Battle of Ypres
McRae's poem was inspired by the death of a fellow officer at the Second Battle of Ypres
(1915) and was published in the British magazine 'Punch' in December of the same year.
As a member of the Grenadier Guards, Private Rooks, of Skelton, saw action at the third battle of Ypres
, better known as Passchendaele.
The village, lying on a slight ridge across the otherwise flat Flanders farmland, was a key objective of the so-called Third Battle of Ypres
What name was given to the Third Battle of Ypres
, fought in 1917?
Greenfield, an account of the second battle of Ypres
They have typically focused on those engagements--the Second Battle of Ypres
, Passchendaele, the Hundred Days, and above all the capture of Vimy Ridge--in which Canada's citizen soldiers particularly distinguished themselves.
Major battles were Mouquet Farm, Noreuil, Messines, Third Battle of Ypres
, Dernancourt and Villers-Bretonneux.