Events for Tuesday 31st July 2012
On This Day in History
Passchendaele31st July 1917
On 31st July 1917, the small Belgian village of Passchendaele became the focus for one of the most gruelling, bloody and bizarre battles of World War I.
(Paperback - 144 pages)
by Nigel Cave
The British offensive, which became known as Passchendaele, got underway on 31 July, 1917 with the objective of capturing fifteen miles of territory.The attack quickly lost momentum and, it was not until finally in November that the line managed to advance seven miles.
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