Passchendaele was one of the costliest battles of the First World War, with almost 500,000 casualties on both sides. The horrific, muddy conditions made progress painfully slow. For three weeks the Canadians and British, being pounded by German artillery and machine gun fire, fought their way up the ridge to take it on November 10, 1917. It was a pyrrhic victory with 15,654 Canadian casualties.
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