Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Explorers' Club, № DLX

Operation AXIOM: The World War—The Battle of Passchendaele (Third Ypres), Part I
31 July-2 August 1917: The Battle of Pilckem Ridge—British & Imperial & French forces launched an assault against the Ypres Salient in Flanders; both the Entente advance & the German counterattack were hampered by unseasonable rains & deep mud; the blistering agent "mustard gas" (also called "Yperite," after Ypres), against which gas masks were insufficient, was first used by the Germans.

Lest we forget.

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