Gallery: Poignant Lincoln service for WW1 Battle of Passchendaele

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A service was held in Lincoln today to remember those who died during the Battle of Passchendaele during World War One.

The service took place at the Lincoln War Memorial on Monday, July 31.

The attack at Passchendaele, also called the Third Battle of Ypres, was Sir Douglas Haig’s attempt to break through Flanders. It was fought between July 31 and November 6, 1917 in the West Flanders region of northern Belgium.

The battle was known as the ‘Battle of Mud’ by many soldiers. Half a million Allied and German soldiers were killed, wounded or went missing in three months of fighting.

Residents gather at Lincoln War Memorial to pay tribute to WW1 Battle of Passchendaele victims

Posted by The Lincolnite on Monday, 31 July 2017