Susanna McLeod

Susanna McLeod

Glimpses of Canadian History : Email: Scribbles@cogeco.ca

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3rd Battle of Ypres in 1917, Passchendaele Ridge

Bloody battle was devastating for Canadian soldiers mired in deep mud, but recapturing Passchendaele Ridge was crucial. There were 15,000 Canadian casualties. An older city in Belgium, Ypres was not yet captured by Germans. Held by the British, it was a rounded bulge of land in Flanders Plain. A treacherous place for Allied soldiers, it… (read more)