Top: Australian gunners on a duckboard track in Château Wood near Hooge, 29 October 1917. Photo by Frank Hurley.
Centre: Aerial view of Passchendaele village before and after the battle.
Lower: A soldier looking at the ruins of Ypres in sunlight.
On this day 31 July 1917: Began The Third Battle of Ypres also know as The Battle of Passchendaele.
The Third Battle of Ypres, was fort in and around The Ypres Salient on the Western Front, the battle would last until the capture of the village of Passchendaele on 10 November 1917.
British and Allied casualties: 200,000 - 448,000.
German and Allied casualties: 217,000 – 410,000 including 24,065 prisoners.
None of the numbers of killed or wounded can be verified.