From the First Battle of Ypres
to the end of the Great War, between 220,000 and 240,000 men from Britain and the Empire would die in the small space of the salient.
Belgium commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Yser and the First Battle of Ypres
, with ceremonies attended by numerous heads of state and government.
Pte Luke Kearney, of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was killed on November 9, 1914, during the First Battle of Ypres
, also called the First Battle of Flanders.
It was one of the first territorial battalions to be sent to France, in November 1914, taking part in the First Battle of Ypres
, and at the Battle of Hooge in June 1915 which was a bloody action which saw only two officers (of 23) and 140 other ranks - out of 519 - left unhurt.
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.
First Shots and the Battle of Mons 100 years visits the battlefields where British troops first went to war, and the First Battle of Ypres
Centenary goes to the site, above, of the longest and most costly British battle in 1914.
This action brought to an end the First Battle of Ypres
and their heroic stand stopped the German advance to the coast.
His battalion went into the first Battle of Ypres
from October 12 to November 11, 1914, with a full complement of 1,000 men and officers.
The First Battle of Ypres
, in which they died, was a ferocious conflict as the Germans tried to break through British lines to reach the coast of Belgium.
Some had fled during the First Battle of Ypres
the preceding autumn, but most remained.
In this first re-examination of the first Battle of Ypres
since 1967, Prof.
Brown's book is packed with fascinating stories about the individual battles, through from the retreat from Mons to the First Battle of Ypres
, where the German failure to outflank the Allies led to stalemate along the Western Front from the Channel ports to the Swiss border.
He served with their 2nd Battalion in World War One, where he took part in the first Battle of Ypres
in October 1914.
From this the First Battle of Ypres
, a salient emerged.