Passchendaele–July 1917

I am always fascinated by World War One…..and just how barbaric the world had become….

One Hundred years ago today, 31July1917, one of the bloodiest battles of WW1 began……the battle of Passchendaele was being fought in West Flanders, Belgium.

But then while this battle was bloody there were other such battles throughout the Great War…..

World War I will be remembered as one of the bloodiest wars in human history.  Millions of soldiers died on both sides, and whole generations of young men were wiped out.  Armies were bogged down in impenetrable trenches, resulting in thousands dying in futile assaults against fortified enemies.  The war also introduced new and terrible weapons, such as the machine gun, which made the war even more horrific and bloody.  There are many terrible battles, but this is a list of the worst.

Source: Top 10 Deadliest Battles of World War I – Toptenz.net

It is almost unbelievable the amount of deaths during World War One…Passchendaele alone ran almost 1 million deaths and that was just one battle during the War…..a long and bloody war.

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2 thoughts on “Passchendaele–July 1917

  1. All day today, we have had the memorial service from Tyne Cot being broadcast on BBC news. Incredibly moving of course. I have been to Tyne Cot cemetery near Passhendaele, and it left me speechless. Also the Menin Gate, Thiepval, and many more monuments and cemeteries in France and Belgium, including Vimy Ridge, and Hill 62, in Sanctuary Wood. The sheer scale of the slaughter is unimaginable.
    Regards, Pete.

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