During the Third Ypres offensive, in the Battle of Broodseinde, Passchendaele Area in Belgium on the 4th of October 1917. A German Regimental Commander, second from the left, with his Adjutant and Staff being held as prisoners of war in an enclosure at St Jean. This group were captured in a dugout at Poelcapelle.
The second battle of Ypres was the first time people (German)used chlorine gas as a weapon. Germans had on gas masks(which they invented)when they used chlorine gas as a grenade. This weapon was illegal in war and if you were caught with it you would be killed. 6,000 people died of suffer-cation due to gas or from the ensuing attack. The interesting fact is that although the Germans were unfair the Canadians held their ground and never lost to Them.