- a village in NW Belgium, in West Flanders province: the scene of heavy fighting during the third battle of Ypres in World War I during which 245 000 British troops were lost
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It was on the night of October 27, 1917, at Passchendaele Ridge.
At the battle for Passchendaele commenced the last year of the war.The Challenge of the Dead
When the copse of Passchendaele finally was taken, we were occupied with other things.
We crawled along the Passchendaele Ridge, and on the 26th we captured Zonnebeke.
I wonder these contrivances were not introduced during the Passchendaele operations.The Bonadventure