Tag - Ypres

Battle of Ypres Ends

14 NOV 1917: World War I and today sees the end of the third battle of Ypres, on the Western Front. Australian troops had been involved in the third battle of Ypres for three and a half months and suffered heavy losses at such places as Menin Road, Glencorse Wood, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde Ridge and Passchendaele. The Third Battle of Ypres was the major British offensive in Flanders in 1917. It was planned to break through the strongly fortified and...

Battle of Poelcappelle Today

10 OCT 1917: World War I and the Battle of Poelcappelle, on the Western Front takes place. Australian divisions continued to attack in the third battle of Ypres. The attack on Poelcappelle, launched amid heavy rain, was to cost 1250 casualties for no gain of ground. Also called the first battle of Passchendaele, the battle of Poelcappelle was launched with the ridge upon which Passchendaele stood as its objective. Like earlier battles in the Ypres offensive, the aim of the...

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