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Passchendaele

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Dr Nick Lloyd

Sunday 15th October 13:15 - 14:15 | Northwood House

One hundred years ago, between July and November 1917, the fields of Flanders witnessed one of the bloodiest episodes of the First World War.

In a small corner of Belgium, more than 500,000 men were killed or maimed, gassed or drowned – and many of the bodies were never found. Officially known as the Third Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele became infamous not only for the scale of casualties, but also for the mud. The village fell eventually, only for the whole offensive to be called off. With the benefit of previously unexamined German documents, Nick Lloyd, Reader in Defence Studies at King’s College London, looks at how, even though the offensive was called off, the Allies were nearer to a major turning point in the war than we have ever imagined.

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Dr Nick Lloyd: Passchendaele£9.00
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