third battle of Ypres

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n third battle of Ypres battle in World War I (1917); an Allied offensive which eventually failed because tanks bogged down in the waterlogged soil of Flanders; Germans introduced mustard gas which interfered with the Allied artillery
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Usage

In literature:

The Third Battle of Ypres, to which I have referred, brought out many wonderful deeds of deliberate self-sacrifice.
"Fields of Victory" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
We had a rush of work after this, and wounded again began to pour in from the Third Battle of Ypres.
"Fanny Goes to War" by Pat Beauchamp
The third battle of Ypres was still in progress at this time, and Passchendaele had not yet been taken.
"The Story of the 6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry" by Unknown
This was known as the third battle of Ypres.
"Private Peat" by Harold R. Peat
Until the Third Battle of Ypres, the chief obstacles to the advance of the British had been the German wire entanglements.
"The Story of the "9th King's" in France" by Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts
During the third battle of Ypres the transport of the 55th Division had to leave the fields just opposite the chateau in a hurry.
"At Ypres with Best-Dunkley" by Thomas Hope Floyd
After several postponements the Third Battle of Ypres commenced on July 31.
"The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry" by G. K. Rose
My story starts with my capture at the third battle of Ypres.
"World's War Events, Vol. II" by Various
The third phase of the battle of Ypres lasted from 1st Nov. to the 10th.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
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