Tag Archive for Passchendaele. Belgium

THE MURDEROUS STRUGGLE FOR PASSCHENDAELE

 Senseless Slaughter on Both Sides.  An Instance of Great Compassion: ‘The Wounded Highlander Survived.’ Special to The Great War Project. (late September) These are the days, a century ago, when the British launch an offensive in Belgian Flanders that comes to be called variously the battle of the Ypres Salient, or Third Ypres, or Passchendaele.…

DROWNING IN MUD

Fighting and Dying in The Low Countries. Seeking a Breakthrough Where None Exists. Special to The Great War Project. (31 July) Passchendaele. A tiny village in Belgium. Soon to be the site of a new British offensive a century ago. This in and of itself does not distinguish the clashes there from so many other…