Liutenant Colonel John McCrae was a poet, medical, artist and soldier during Worl War I and surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres Belgium Known for his famous poem In Flander Fields as a tribute to the fallen Died of pneumonia

Liutenant Colonel John McCrae was a poet, medical, artist and soldier during Worl War I and surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres Belgium Known for his famous poem In Flander Fields as a tribute to the fallen Died of pneumonia

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

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

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 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 Royal Canadian Mint have issued a new coin which remembers one of the most decisive battles which took place early on in the Great War, later referred to as the First World War after 1939. The second Battle of Ypres was fought from the 22nd April to the 25th May 1915 for control of the strategic Flemish town of Ypres in western Belgium, following the First Battle of Ypres the previous autumn. The 1st Canadian Division defeated the forces of a European power, the German Empire on…

The Royal Canadian Mint have issued a new coin which remembers one of the most decisive battles which took place early on in the Great War, later referred to as the First World War after 1939. The second Battle of Ypres was fought from the 22nd April to the 25th May 1915 for control of the strategic Flemish town of Ypres in western Belgium, following the First Battle of Ypres the previous autumn. The 1st Canadian Division defeated the forces of a European power, the German Empire on…

Gas on the Front: Second Battle of Ypres

Gas on the Front: Second Battle of Ypres

The Second Battle of Ypres was fought April 22 to May 1915 during World War I and saw the first large-scale use of gas on the Western Front.

The most famous war poem of all time was composed in twenty minutes during this battle, written by John MacRae while he waited in a trench.  Second Battle of Ypres - The Canadian Encyclopedia

The most famous war poem of all time was composed in twenty minutes during this battle, written by John MacRae while he waited in a trench. Second Battle of Ypres - The Canadian Encyclopedia

The 48th Highlanders of Canada were honoured as a new memorial plaque was unveiled in Belgium Saturday to commemorate the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915.

Highlanders honoured in Belgium

The 48th Highlanders of Canada were honoured as a new memorial plaque was unveiled in Belgium Saturday to commemorate the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915.

An overview of the battles to date Ypres 1915 Second Battle of Artois May 9th May- June 18th 1915: Second Battle of Artois, Aubers Ridge and Festubert The Second Battle of Artois, which took place from May 9-18 May1915, marked a new extremity of savage and ultimately futile violence on the Western Front. Undaunted by a series of costly failures, including major French attacks rebuffed in Champagne and St. Mihiel and the British Pyrrhic gains at Neuve Chapelle, French chief of the general…

An overview of the battles to date Ypres 1915 Second Battle of Artois May 9th May- June 18th 1915: Second Battle of Artois, Aubers Ridge and Festubert The Second Battle of Artois, which took place from May 9-18 May1915, marked a new extremity of savage and ultimately futile violence on the Western Front. Undaunted by a series of costly failures, including major French attacks rebuffed in Champagne and St. Mihiel and the British Pyrrhic gains at Neuve Chapelle, French chief of the general…

The Germans used lethal gas for the first time at the Second Battle of Ypres, April 22, 1915.

The Germans used lethal gas for the first time at the Second Battle of Ypres, April 22, 1915.

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