WWI. ‘Sammy’, the mascot of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was gassed during the Second Battle of Ypres which began on 22 April 1915.

WWI. ‘Sammy’, the mascot of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was gassed during the Second Battle of Ypres which began on 22 April 1915.

rememberance day | Remembrance Day – 11/11/11, 11:11 | Cassiefairy's lifestyle blog

rememberance day | Remembrance Day – 11/11/11, 11:11 | Cassiefairy's lifestyle blog

major battles in WW1 one major battle was The second battle of Ypres in April 1915 was the only major German attack in of the year. To break through the trench lines, the Germans used poison gas for the first time. allowing them to advance several miles.

major battles in WW1 one major battle was The second battle of Ypres in April 1915 was the only major German attack in of the year. To break through the trench lines, the Germans used poison gas for the first time. allowing them to advance several miles.

Hell in Flanders Fields: Canadians at the Second Battle of Ypres by George H. Cassar

Hell in Flanders Fields: Canadians at the Second Battle of Ypres by George H. Cassar

“In Flanders Field” was written by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, who was inspired to write the poem after losing a friend and fellow soldier, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, to the Second Battle of Ypres. #RemembranceDay

“In Flanders Field” was written by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, who was inspired to write the poem after losing a friend and fellow soldier, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, to the Second Battle of Ypres. #RemembranceDay

Official war artist Major Richard Jack poses by his painting, c1917. 'The Second Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915' depicting Canadian soldiers making a stand against a German assault.  (National Archives of Canada PA 4879) (Colourised by Royston Leonard from the UK) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Colourized-pictures-of-the-world-wars-and-other-periods-in-time/182158581977012

Official war artist Major Richard Jack poses by his painting, c1917. 'The Second Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915' depicting Canadian soldiers making a stand against a German assault. (National Archives of Canada PA 4879) (Colourised by Royston Leonard from the UK) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Colourized-pictures-of-the-world-wars-and-other-periods-in-time/182158581977012

MASKED TROOPS French troops wearing a form of gas mask in the trenches during the Second Battle of Ypres, circa 1915.

MASKED TROOPS French troops wearing a form of gas mask in the trenches during the Second Battle of Ypres, circa 1915.

Canadian soldiers survey a smashed German bunker. Battle of Passchendaele, July to November 1917

Canadian soldiers survey a smashed German bunker. Battle of Passchendaele, July to November 1917

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