Battle of ypres

WW1 trenches at Hill 62 and Sanctuary Wood Battle of Ypres taking place in Belgium

trenches at Hill 62 and Sanctuary Wood Battle of Ypres, Belgium. An amazing sight to see such well preserved trenches.

During World War I, the Second Battle of Ypres was fought from 22 April – 25 May 1915 for control of the strategic Flemish town of Ypres in western Belgium after the First Battle of Ypres the previous autumn. It was the first mass use by Germany of poison gas on the Western Front. For the first time, a former colonial force (the 1st Canadian Division) defeated a European power (the German Empire) on European soil (in the battles of St. Julien and Kitcheners' Wood, engagements during the…

Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War

The second battle of Ypres was the first time people (German)used chlorine gas as a weapon. Germans had on gas masks(which they invented)when they used chlorine gas as a grenade. This weapon was illegal in war and if you were caught with it you would be killed. 6,000 people died of suffer-cation due to gas or from the ensuing attack. The interesting fact is that although the Germans were unfair the Canadians held their ground and never lost to Them.

The second battle of Ypres was the first time people (German)used chlorine gas…

Many scenes/frames from the film Passchendaele (2008) were taken directly from still images from the First World War, such as this well-known horrific photograph of the Battle of Passchendaele (Third Battle of Ypres) near Chateau Wood, Ypres, in 1917. Images like this can give us a clear idea of what the battle conditions were like: "terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible...." - Private Richard W. Mercer.  EC

Chateau Wood - Ypres - 1917 Soldiers of an Australian Division field artillery brigade on a duckboard track passing through Chateau Wood, near Hooge in the Ypres salient, 29 October Australian War Memorial collection number

WWI. ‘Sammy’, the mascot of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was gassed during the Second Battle of Ypres which began on 22 April 1915.

‘Sammy’, mascot of the Northumberland Fusiliers, gassed during the Second Battle of Ypres, April 1915

German advances on day one of the Second Battle of Ypres.Source

Map of the Ypres Salient to show the area of ground gained by the Germans by the end of the day on 22 April

A Desperate Defense: First Battle of Ypres

A Desperate Defense: First Battle of Ypres

A Desperate Defense: First Battle of Ypres: Field Marshal Sir John French

Last survivor re-lives the horrors of Passchendaele

British soldiers with Trench Coat: developed as an alternative to the heavy serge greatcoats worn by British and French soldiers in the First World War

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