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  • March 30th, 2007
  • Posted by 7thmin

anzac-badge-reduced.gifANZAC Day commemorations in Flanders will take on added significance as it is the nintieth anniversary year of the Battle of Passchendaele, one of the dreaded and most costly allied offensives of the First World War.

The allied attack resulted in an estimated 750 000 deaths, two-thirds from among the allies – British, Canadian, South African and the Anzacs.

There are six-thousand Australian war graves in the area around the city of Ieper (Ypres), including the present day small towns of Passendale and Zonnebeke, villages fought over and destroyed.

Special commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele, as it was then known, are being organised for the Northern Summer; the battle started on the last day of July and continued into November 1917.

Information: Contact the Australian Embassy in Brussels, www.eu.mission.gov.au, [email protected]

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