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The Battle of Passchendaele



Narration on archival images that evoke the Battle of Passchendaele during the First World War.

The 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele


Runner at Passchendaele

Mr. Brown describes the fact that runners were obligated to carry messages in battle regardless conditions or personal risk.

Kilts Were Dreadful

Mr. Henley describes two major issues with kilts. The first was that lice thrived in a kilt's seams, and the second was that mud froze to a kilts tail, thus badly chafing its wearer's legs.

Only 75 of them came out

Mr. Skeates describes the harshness of the front after joining the 46th Battalion, and describes the losses at Ypres.

Rum surplus

Mr. Smith describes the influence of too much rum on his gun crew, and a brush with the military police.

It knocked us over

Mr. Turner describes two incidents where his battery was shelled, the first with no injuries, the second with tragic consequences.

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