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  The Memory Project - globeandmail.com
It is with thankfulness one can record today the capture of Passchendaele, the crown and crest of the ridge which made it the great barrier round the salient of Ypres, and has hemmed us in the flats and swamps.
The Canadian troops, who at dawn attacked this most vital of all the German remaining defences in the Passchendaele Ridge system, were this afternoon, according to the latest reports, resting on the northern tip of the crest, some 800 yards beyond the centre of the hamlet.
The main defences of Passchendaele consisted of a great number of machine guns, and a heavy barrage was thrown against the Canadians as they advanced along the crest of the ridge.
www.theglobeandmail.com /special/memoryproject/globeatwar/passchendaele.html   (728 words)

Passchendaele, otherwise known as the Third Battle of Ypres, was one of the major battles of World War I, fought by British and Commonwealth soldiers against the German army near Ypres (Ieper[?] in Flemish) in West Flanders, north-western Belgium.
The label "Passchendaele" should properly apply only to the battle's later actions in October-November 1917, but has come to be applied also to the entire campaign from July 31.
These battles, and those British and Commonwealth soldiers who gave their lives, are commemorated at the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing[?], and at the Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in the world with nearly 12,000 graves.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pa/Passchendale.html   (1307 words)

 Massie, Major Robert, The Artillery at Passchendaele
Passchendaele has probably appealed to all of us more than any other action this year on account of the difficulties that existed in connection with it, and because of the fact that other troops had failed to take it.
Some officers came out of cellars and surrendered; they had expected Passchendaele to be retaken if it was taken in the first instance, which apparently they did not expect.
They could not get into the trenches which were full of mud, and you would see two or three of them huddled together during the night, lying on ground that was pure mud, without protection of any kind, and then going forward the next morning and cleaning up their job.
www.empireclubfoundation.com /details.asp?SpeechID=2725&FT=yes   (2686 words)

 Passchendaele - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The battle was fought for control of the village of Passendale, (Belgium-French Passchendaele on maps of that time), near the Belgian town of Ypres in West Flanders.
These battles, and those British Empire soldiers who gave their lives, are commemorated at the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, and at the Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in the world with nearly 12,000 graves.
Passchendaele, a film by Paul Gross depicting the experiences of his grandfather, who fought with the 10th Battalion, CEF in the battle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Passchendaele   (2684 words)

 Passchendaele and Ieper Historical Background
Ignoring warnings that low, river silt farmlands which had long since had their agricultural drains destroyed by shelling, were unsuitable for an infantry advance, he resolved on a grandiose breakthrough of the German lines at the Yprès salient.
Amid weeks of torrential rain and a morrass of bottomless mud, “the blindest slaughter of a blind war” that was the battle of Passchendaele brought the final human cost of the conflict in Flanders to six hundred thousand killed and one and a half million wounded.
But ultimately, when the heap of rubble that had once been the town of Passchendaele was eventually captured by the allies on the 7th November 1917, it was occupied for a few hours, then the troops were withdrawn.
www.coopeboyesandsimpson.co.uk /passchendaele_and_ieper_historical_background.htm   (486 words)

 Legion Magazine :
On the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele, the right flank of the 4th Royal Canadian Mounted Rifles, (RCMRs), between Wallemollen and Bellevue was held up by machine-gun and rifle fire from a German pillbox as well as from machine-guns on either side of it.
Passchendaele village, by this time, was a burned-out skeleton of charred buildings and rubble-strewn streets.
The nine Canadian Passchendaele VC recipients are profiled in the order in which they earned their decorations.
www.legionmagazine.com /features/victoriacross/05-05.asp   (3896 words)

 Cemeteries - Passchendaele
The nature of the Passchendaele fighting precluded the honoured or normal burial for the majority of those who died in battle.
Passchendaele New Cemetery is on the road to Gravenstafel, north of Passchendaele, resting on the Bellevue Spur at Mosselmarkt.
This is a typical hospital centre cemetery, used predominantly for wounded from the battle of Passchendaele.
www.kingandempire.com /cemetery_P_inner.html   (690 words)

 First World War.com - Battles - The Third Battle of Ypres, 1917
Today commonly referred to simply as ‘Passchendaele’, the tactics employed at the Third Battle of Ypres are as controversial as those executed at the Battle of the Somme a little over a year earlier, and was the final great battle of attrition of the war.
The capture of the ridge was a necessary precursor to an offensive aimed at capturing Passchendaele ridge.
Plumer advocated continuing the attack immediately into Passchendaele ridge, arguing that the morale of the German troops was, for the present at least, broken, and that this combined with a shortage of forces would virtually guarantee Allied capture of the ridge.
www.firstworldwar.com /battles/ypres3.htm   (1470 words)

 Battle of Passchendaele
This battle is frequently mentioned as an example of the horrific number of soldiers killed, maimed or lost in action that that occurred in numerous battles of World War I, and the name itself has come to be used as a synonym for pointless slaughter.
An arial photograph of Passchendaele taken after the battle showed over half a million shell holes in one half square mile area.
The Battle of Passchendaele, fought October 10-29, 1918, was an engagement of the French-British-Belgian army under French General Degoutte against the German army under General Rupprecht.
ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ba/Battle_of_Passchendaele.html   (193 words)

 Canada at War - Page: WWI: Passchendaele
The Battle of Passchendaele is remembered for its atrocious conditions, heavy casualties and Canadian valour.
The 3rd Division is to attack the Bellevue Spur on the north ridge and advance 1,200 metres toward Passchendaele.
The 1st Division, emerging from the Bellevue Spur, is to attack Passchendaele Ridge from the north.
www.wwii.ca /index.php?page=Page&action=showpage&id=12   (1372 words)

 History Bookshop.com: Passchendaele, Battle of
Passchendaele ridge lay to northwest of the Belgian town of Ypres, which had been defended by the Allies since the early days of the war.
British forces had captured the Messines ridge to the south of the town in June and it was believed that by taking the Passchendaele ridge the way would be clear to liberate the Belgian channel ports and further extend the Ypres salient.
The village of Passchendaele itself was finally taken by Canadian troops on 30 October.
www.historybookshop.com /articles/events/battle-passchendaele.asp   (354 words)

It's largely a love story that culminates in the third battle for Ypres, which was known as Passchendaele and has more or less become synonymous with the futility of modern war.
Passchendaele follows the life of Sergeant Michael Dunne, a soldier who is transferred from France during World War I to recover from injuries in a Calgary hospital.
Passchendaele was a sea of mud, churned up mud with mucky shell holes.
www.paulgross.org /passch.htm   (1345 words)

 World War One Battlefields : Flanders: Passchendaele
The mud and misery of the Passchendaele battlefield.
The first battle of Passchendaele, on the 12th October, failed to take the village, and the second battle of Passchendaele lasted from the 26th of October until the 10th of November.
Passchendaele church was totally destroyed by shellfire in 1917.
www.ww1battlefields.co.uk /flanders/passchendaele.html   (1656 words)

 Overview - Passchendaele
Once Passchendaele Ridge was captured, this high ground could be used to launch a decisive attack on the German-occupied channel ports.
The Ypres Salient was one of the most dangerous places on the entire Western Front as it was vulnerable to German attack from its front or either side at any time; however the allies were intent on keeping this last bit of Belgium free and were prepared to defend Ypres at all costs.
The Canadian plan in taking Passchendaele was simple: they would attack in a series of battles, each with a limited objective.
www.kingandempire.com /pdale_overview.html   (367 words)

 Passchendaele 1/48 Halberstadt D.III
The parts are cast in Passchendaele's beautiful 'white chocolate' resin.
Passchendaele's lovely, thin casting of the wing panels should not be a challenge to join.
The Passchendaele Halberstadt D.III will be followed by a D.II and a D.V. For more information on the kit, contact John Cyganowski
www.internetmodeler.com /2000/january/aviation/halberstadt.htm   (3501 words)

 3rd Ypres, they called it Passchendaele
Known as the battle of Passchendaele, the third battle of Ypres was the collective name given to campaign that lasted until November 1917 aimed at capturing the Gheluvelt Plateau in southern Belgium.
The low ridge from Keppel to Passchendaele was shaped rather like a sickle with the handle at Messines and the blade sweeping round Ypres with Passchendaele at the tip and this ridge dominated the battle area.
Air photographs of Passchendaele were taken after the battle; it is estimated that half a million shell holes could be seen in the half square mile of the picture!.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-battles/ww1/france/3rd_ypres.htm   (3459 words)

Passchendaele was known for its atrocious conditions and it is a tribute to those who fought at this place.
Each pill-box had pre-designated field of fire for the machine guns and with the mud making advancing an impossible task it was amazing how any solider managed to get to the pill-boxes to drop a grenade inside.
Passchendaele was the result of chronic shortage of men in the AIF.
www.macknortshs.qld.edu.au /ANZAC/passchendaele.htm   (312 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: They Called It Passchendaele: The Story of the Battle of Ypres and of the Men Who Fought in It: Books: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
They Called it Passchendaele was the first of her seven works about the Western Front, and recently I read it for the second time.
The ultimate aim of the campaign was to capture the town of Passchendaele but this dragged on for a further 156 days during ever deteriorating weather.
Passchendaele is a name which represents the epitome of horror to anyone with a knowledge of the First World War.
www.amazon.co.uk /They-Called-Passchendaele-Battle-Fought/dp/0140165096   (2121 words)

 The Flanders Offensive, 7 June - 10 November 1917 (Third Ypres, Passchendaele)
This picture of blood red flowers was taken at the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, which is located on the battlefield and which bears the names of some 35000 of those who died and who have no known grave.
Their defence involved a considerable strain on the troops occupying them, and they were certain to be costly to maintain against a serious attack, in which the enemy would enjoy all the advantages in observation and in the placing of his artillery.
The operation in its first stages was a very difficult one, and in 1916 I had judged that the general situation was not yet ripe to attempt it.
www.1914-1918.net /bat20.htm   (1203 words)

 Maine Farmhouse Journal Entry, Harry's Gone For A Soldier, November 6, 2002
The Canadian Corps was ordered to relieve the decimated Anzac forces in the Ypres sector and prepare for the capture of Passchendaele and the German occupied ridge that ran east and south to Ypres (the shaded area on the map).
Passchendaele became infamous because the huge number of casualties and the mud.
For the British, Passchendaele amounted to the horror of warfare in a morass, in a surreal world where men and animals simply vanished in pools of mud.
www.crabcoll.com /journal/harry.html   (5632 words)

 Passchendaele To Showcase Canadian WWI Battle - Hollywood North Report
Paul Gross will star in Passchendaele, a film about Canada's role in the bloody World War I battle that was fought in a small Belgian town of the same name in 1917.
The story will be told through the eyes of one young soldier, Sgt. Michael Dunne, which is the name of Gross's grandfather, one of thousands of Albertans who participated in the battle, but whose sacrifice is little known outside military history circles.
"Passchendaele is a story of great national pride and one that unfortunately is not well known to most Canadians," the General told the CP in Ottawa.
www.hollywoodnorthreport.com /article.php?Article=2140   (489 words)

 Passchendaele - Oral Histories of the First World War - Library and Archives Canada
On November 6, the 1st and 2nd Divisions launched a third attack that captured the village of Passchendaele, despite some troops having to advance through waist-deep water.
Passchendaele was one of the war's most futile battles.
Passchendaele has come, perhaps more than any other battle, to symbolize the horrors of the First World War.
www.collectionscanada.ca /first-world-war/interviews/025015-1600-e.html   (427 words)

 ::The Battle of Passchendaele::
The Battle of Passchendaele, fought July 1917, is sometimes called the Third Battle of Ypres.
For the soldiers who fought at Passchendaele, it was known as the 'Battle of Mud'.
On November 6th, 1917, Passchendaele village was taken and Haig used this success as the reason for calling off the attack.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /battle_of_passchendaele.htm   (927 words)

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The cold, dull but unusually rainless sky was lit up by the flashes from thousands of cannons and guns spewing their murderous barrage onto the German defenders sheltering in their trenches and fortified positions in and around Passchendaele.
By 7.15 a.m., in spite of heavy casualties inflicted by the grimly determined enemy, Canadian soldiers crossed the final 500 yards, captured the village, and were busily dealing with the remaining Germans.
Passchendaele was finally in Allied hands and the Battle of Third Ypres was drawing to its close.
www.ramsdale.org /passchen.htm   (5075 words)

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