On Demand: Passchendaele – 3rd Battle of Ypres – 1917

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Title  – Passchendaele – 3rd Battle of Ypres – 1917

Battlefield Guide – Rory Stephens

Tour Manager – Stephen Chambers

Tour length approx. 75 min + 15 min Q&A session

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Perhaps nothing conjures up images of the horror of war more than the word Passchendaele. This small village on a ridge in the Ypres salient has become synonymous for some as prime evidence of the futility of war and the source of heated debate ever since.
The Canadian Corps’ introduction on 26th October 1917 and the subsequent capture of the village and ridge two weeks later is an example of the incredible resilience and determination of the fighting man to overcome the most difficult of obstacles in the most appalling conditions imaginable. Their struggle would lead to the awarding of 9 Victoria Crosses, testament to their endurance and bravery. But was it a step too far? Had the strategic value of continuing the advance gone, and was the ultimate fight for the ridge a sacrifice that should have been avoided?

This tour follows the fortunes of the Canadian Corps in the last act on the Passchendaele Ridge and attempts, using the words of those who served, to create a picture of what the fighting was like in those last desperate days of the battle. Using modern technology, we will explore the battlefield and try and piece together the story of the attack and its legacy.

13 reviews for On Demand: Passchendaele – 3rd Battle of Ypres – 1917

Rated 5 out of 5
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Rated 5 out of 5
December 27, 2021
Rated 5 out of 5
December 8, 2021

Perfect Tour – thank you for making and sharing this

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Rated 5 out of 5
December 3, 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour on Passchendaele. Rory’s passion for history and storytelling is second to none

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Steve Chambers
Rated 5 out of 5
November 30, 2021

Excellent and thorough

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Alan Provan
Rated 5 out of 5
November 28, 2021

My first tour and have to say it was excellent. Not easy building a logical, clear chronological account but the mix of media, drone footage and historic imagery works incredibly well, coupled with powerful testimonials and first hand accounts.

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Stewart Charman