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Passchendaele Objectives Map

On 12 October 1917, an offensive by New Zealanders at Passchendaele (Flanders, Belgium) cost the lives of 845 men, and left more than 2700 wounded. As nzhistory.govt.nz notes, in terms of lives lost on a single day, it was the greatest disaster in New Zealand history.

 

Archives New Zealand Reference: WA 76 5/1

 

More on the Battle of Passchendaele can be found at www.nzhistory.net.nz/845-nz-soldiers-die-in-botched-attac...

 

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Taken on January 17, 2014