The treacherous Passchendaele ground was an enemy itself | CBC Archives

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Passchendaele battle was a treacherous slough of mud and muck, and an enemy in itself.

This November 11, 2018, marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. The 1917 Battle of Passchendaele, which took place during the Third Battle of Ypres, was, for the Canadian Corps, one of the most bloody and destructive of the war.

With mudholes deep enough to swallow a man, the treachery of that battlefield and the futility of the achievement evokes the senselessness of the four-year war . . .


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