Heroes of Passchendaele – A Century Has Passed

Passchendaele

July 31, 2017 marks the centennial of the Battle of Passchendaele. It was a Great War battle unequalled in its savagery.

The battle was memorialized by Paul Gross in his movie titled simply, ‘Passchendaele’. I have to say it was one of the best Canadian-made movies I’ve seen.

Read more about the nine heroes who were awarded the Victoria Cross from actions in this battle:  The National Post

By the time the town was taken by Commonwealth forces, the battle had claimed a staggering 500,000 casualties. Read more here.

 

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