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Passchendaele

noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • It was on the night of October 27, 1917, at Passchendaele Ridge.

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  • At the battle for Passchendaele commenced the last year of the war.

  • When the copse of Passchendaele finally was taken, we were occupied with other things.

    A Company of Tanks

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  • We crawled along the Passchendaele Ridge, and on the 26th we captured Zonnebeke.

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  • I wonder these contrivances were not introduced during the Passchendaele operations.

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