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Map of the Ypres Salient to show the area of ground gained by the Germans by the end of the day on 22 April 1915.

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from About.com Education

Gas on the Front: Second Battle of Ypres

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Map to show the German objective for the infantry attack following a surprise gas cloud.

The Second Battle of Ypres was a First World War battle fought for control of the strategic Flemish town of Ypres in western Belgium in the spring of 1915, following the First Battle of Ypres the previous autumn. It marked the first time that Germany used poison gas on a large scale on the Western Front. .

Dan Snow: Second Battle of Ypres - The Dawn of Chemical Warfare - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/guest-bloggers/dan-snow-second-battle-of-ypres-the-dawn-of-chemical-warfare.html

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Canada: 2015 $20 First World War: Battlefront Series - The Second Battle of Ypres Silver Coin

Coin Gallery London Store - Canada: 2015 $20 First World War: Battlefront Series - The Second Battle of Ypres Silver Coin, $109.95 (http://www.coingallerylondon.com/canada-2015-20-first-world-war-battlefront-series-the-second-battle-of-ypres-silver-coin/)

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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

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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.

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