The Battle of Passchendaele during World War I is officially known as the third
battle of Ypres. Ypres is a small town in Belgium, situated just over the border
from France. The battle occurred between July and November of 1917.
Soldiers endured terrible conditions. Heavy rains turned the
battlefield into a muddy swamp, and they endured attacks using mustard gas. Alex
killed by a sniper’s bullet on October 30, just days before the
offensive ended. British and Canadian forces finally took the village of Passchendaele on November 6, 1917.
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