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Passchendaele 100 years: Black Adder’s view

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2017 by kmflett

Black Adder’s view of Passchendaele, a key battle of which was launched on 31st July 1917 has been criticised but remains a valuable perspective:

Its worth recalling though that an estimated 320,000 Allied soldiers and up to 400,000 Germans died here. The amount of territory gained by the Allies amounted to a few miles.

The British Army was at this time a conscript Army and the events at Ypres were against a background of mutinies, growing anti-war sentiment amongst soldiers and before Passchendaele was finally done, the Russian Revolution.

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