Ypres Salient: Second Battle of Passchendaele, Second Battle of Ypres, Battle of Messines, Wipers Times, Tyne Cot Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156696408

Published: July 26th 2011

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64 pages


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Ypres Salient: Second Battle of Passchendaele, Second Battle of Ypres, Battle of Messines, Wipers Times, Tyne Cot  by  Books LLC

Ypres Salient: Second Battle of Passchendaele, Second Battle of Ypres, Battle of Messines, Wipers Times, Tyne Cot by Books LLC
July 26th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 64 pages | ISBN: 9781156696408 | 7.28 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Second Battle of Passchendaele, Battle of Messines, Second Battle of Ypres, Battle of Mont Sorrel,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Pages: 28. Chapters: Second Battle of Passchendaele, Battle of Messines, Second Battle of Ypres, Battle of Mont Sorrel, Wipers Times, First Battle of Passchendaele, Tyne Cot, Saint Julien Memorial, The Ypres League, Battle of Kitcheners Wood, Battle of Hill 60, Hill 62 Memorial, Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing, Fifth Battle of Ypres, The Liverpool Scottish memorial stone, Battle of Courtrai, Saint Georges Memorial Church, Ypres, Ploegsteert Wood.

Excerpt: The Second Battle of Passchendaele was the culminating and final attack during the Third Battle of Ypres of the First World War. The battle took place in the Ypres Salient area of the Western Front, in and around the Belgian town of Passchendaele, between 26 October 1917 and 10 November 1917. The Canadian Corps was tasked with relieving the exhausted II Anzac Corps, continuing the advance started with the First Battle of Passchendaele and ultimately capturing the town of Passchendaele itself.

Beyond gaining favorable observation positions, the battle was intended to gain drier winter positions on higher ground. The assault position was directly south of the inter-army boundary between the British Fifth Army and Second Army.

As a result the Canadian Corps was to attack with support of formations from the British Fifth Army to the north and I Anzac Corps to the south. The offensive was executed in series of attacks each with limited objectives, delivered at intervals of three or more days.

The execution dates of the phases were tentatively given as 26 October, 30 October and 6 November with a final smaller action on 10 November. To permit time to facilitate inter-divisional reliefs, there was a planned seven day pause between the second and third stage during which time British Second Army was ordered to take over the section of the British Fifth Army front adjoining the Canadian ...



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