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Second Battle Of Ypres

‘Sammy’, the mascot of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was gassed during the…

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

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The Germans used lethal gas for the first time at the Second Battle of Ypres, April 22, 1915.

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THIRD BATTLE YPRES PASSCHENDAELE 31 JULY - 10 NOVEMBER 1917 (E(AUS) 1071) Assault on Passchendaele 12 October - 6 November: Most of the men (about forty only) left in the 8th Australian Battalion after the opening push of the second battle of Passchendaele on 26 October. Photograph taken as they were on their way from the trenches on 28 October and the men look dirty and grimly relieved.

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Battle of Langemarck. Three cavalry men escorting a captured machine-gun crew who were buried by a shell-explosion in a dug-out. Brielen, 19 August, 1917. Langemark was the second general attack during the Allies’ Third Battle of Ypres.

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The story of the remembrance poppy begins with the death of a young soldier at the second Battle of Ypres in 1915