NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele - International commemoration

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Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. 12 October 2017, Ypres, Belgium.

The 12 October 1917 attack by New Zealand forces on Bellevue Spur near Passchendaele was poorly prepared, partly because of the extreme weather conditions. The New Zealanders were exposed to German machine-gun fire along with being held back by barbed wire. Within the first few hours the New Zealand Division suffered 2,700 casualties, of which 842 were fatalities. These casualties amounted to six percent of New Zealand’s total casualties in the entire First World War.

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2017
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2017
Date added: 24 July 2014 | Last updated: 25 July 2017

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