15 Aug Pic(k) of the week 33: BATTLE OF LANGEMARCK – 100 years ago but not forgotten

Source: Bjorn Moerman

Born and raised in the western part of Belgium, I’ve been confronted with a lot of World War I (and II) history, as the area is the center of some of the bloodiest man to man battles humanity has ever seen..
100 Years ago, the three day Battle of Langemarck started, part of the larger Battle of Passchendaele (also known as the Third Battle of Ypres), which is often criticized for being one of the most horrific and senseless battles of WW I; killing more than half a million people, on both sides of the front, over a three month period. All of this, for just a few kilometers of shift in the Western front and eventually the recapture of the small village of Passchendaele (Passendale in Flemish).

Pic(k) of the week 33: BATTLE OF LANGEMARCK - 100 years ago but not forgotten posted on Bjorn Moerman on .

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