Slaughter in the mud: The Canadians at Passchendaele, 1917

Slaughter in the mud: The Canadians at Passchendaele, 1917

N. M. Christie


“You comprehend Hughie, this is often suicide,” have been the ultimate phrases of Talbot Papineau as he lead his males excessive into the carnage of conflict. Passchendaele used to be the most notorious battles in historical past. whilst the Canadians arrived in Flanders, clean from their nice successes at Vimy, Arleux, Fresnoy and Hill 70, they discovered a devastated battlefield, and the stench of loss of life permeated the air. Their job was once to carry-on the struggle, and even though the Offensive used to be hopelessly mired down and had price 200,000 males, they'd to take Passchendaele. opposed to the dust and the Germans the Canadians fought a tenacious conflict, using the enemy out of the village and perhaps extra miraculously, conserving on. weeks within the dust of Flanders fee the Canadians 16,000 males. It was once a wonderful, yet hopeless victory. Asides comprise; The physique Snatchers, Talbot Papineau, Canadian Indians and Conscription.

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