The Battle of Passchendaele (6/10)

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With a total casualty list of 850,000, it seems like a crime that a battle as bloody as Passchendaele has largely been forgotten by most in society. With some of the most horrific conditions seen across the entire war, the battle is seen by many as the personification of the ineptitude of the Allied generals during the war. In a series of Allied ‘bite and hold’ operations of small territorial gains, the battle would also come to symbolise the grind and bloody nature of trench warfare. 

Written by James Metcalfe

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