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Third Battle of Ypres

Third Battle of Ypres

The 3rd battle of Ypres otherwise known as the Battle of Passchendale, was fought to establish a breakthrough to the base where the German submarines were held. The subs had been causing huge losses to British shipping and endangering the whole war effort. The battle accounted for over half-a million lives, 310,000 of them British, and only gained a few kilometers of ground.

 

Title: Third Battle of Ypres
Record Type: Historical Events
Type: Battle
Date: 1917
Record Maintained By: CECL
Subject Id: 45127