The battle of passchendaele german dritte flandernschlacht french troisime bataille des flandres also known as the third battle of ypres was a campaign of the first world war fought by the allies against the german empire the battle took place on the western front from july to november 1917 for control of the ridges south and east of the belgian city of ypres in west flanders as . Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied. The final british push of the third battle of ypres began on october 12 it was the first battle of passchendaele the battle of pilckem ridge a british 18 pounder field gun battery taking up new positions close to a communication trench near boesinghe 31 july 1917 the first day of the attack was largely a futile endeavor. Passchendaele in perspective explores the context and real nature of the participants experience evaluates british and german high command the aerial and maritime dimensions of the battle the politicians and manpower debates on the home front and it looks at the tactics employed the weapons and equipment used the experience of the british german and indeed french soldiers. The third battle of ypres often known as passchendaele was a british led attack on the german front line around ypres belgium it began on july 31 1917 the british aimed to break into belgium and capture the channel ports stopping the german submarines from using them as a base to attack british merchant ships
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