The Third Battle of Ypres, also known as the Battle of Passchendaele, started on 31 July 1917 with the jump-off of the British troops. During the preparatory artillery barrage, the Allies fired no fewer than 4,2 million shells, which turned the battlefield into a swamp. The Battle of Passchendaele was a true massacre, with more than half a million casualties and a territorial gain of just eight kilometres. The battle soon became a myth and still has a significant symbolic value today.On 31 July, the British government, the community of Zonnebeke and the Belgian and Flemish governments hold an official commemoration at Tyne Cot Cemetery in memory of those who died in the Passchendaele region. There will be live capitation and living History event at the chateau grounds of the Zonnebeke mansion. Location: Zonnebeke & Ieper
Official Commemoration Battle of Passchendaele


8980 Zonnebeke


From Monday, July 31, 2017
To Monday, July 31, 2017


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