jan 1, 1917 - Battle of Passchendaele
The Battle of Passchendaele is a vivid symbol of the mud, madness and the senseless slaughter of the First World War. The British launched a major offensive against German forces holding Passchendaele ridge, overlooking the city of Ypres, Belgium. The battlefield became a quagmire. Canadian forces entered the fray capturing the ridge and Passchendaele village at a cost of 15,600 casualties .
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