During World War I, the Second Battle of Ypres was fought from 22 April – 25 May 1915 for control of the strategic Flemish town of Ypres in western Belgium after the First Battle of Ypres the previous autumn. It was the first mass use by Germany of poison gas on the Western Front. For the first time, a former colonial force (the 1st Canadian Division) defeated a European power (the German Empire) on European soil (in the battles of St. Julien and Kitcheners' Wood, engagements during the…

The Germans had the biggest artillery cannons and the fastest-firing machine guns in the world. They also had a chilling new weapon — deadly poison gas

WWI. ‘Sammy’, the mascot of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was gassed during the Second Battle of Ypres which began on 22 April 1915.

‘Sammy’, mascot of the Northumberland Fusiliers, gassed during the Second Battle of Ypres, April 1915

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"In Flanders Fields" is a war poem written during the First World War by Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. He was inspired to write it on May after his friend and fellow soldier Alexis Helmer died in the Second Battle of Ypres.

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The Second Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915 --- Painted by Richard Jack - Beaverbrook Collection of War Art.

The second battle of Ypres was the first time people (German)used chlorine gas as a weapon. Germans had on gas masks(which they invented)when they used chlorine gas as a grenade. This weapon was illegal in war and if you were caught with it you would be killed. 6,000 people died of suffer-cation due to gas or from the ensuing attack. The interesting fact is that although the Germans were unfair the Canadians held their ground and never lost to Them.

The second battle of Ypres was the first time people (German)used chlorine gas…

McCrae who wrote "In Flanders Fields"

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Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae (November 1872 – January was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I and a surgeon during the Second Battle of.

German advances on day one of the Second Battle of Ypres.Source

Map of the Ypres Salient to show the area of ground gained by the Germans by the end of the day on 22 April

A soldier with "Sammy", the mascot of 1/4th Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. This dog went to France with the unit in April 1915, was wounded in the Second Battle of Ypres, and also gassed on Whit Monday, 1915. He was with the battalion in the trenches and injured by shell fire on several occasions. The dog was also with the battalion during the Somme offensive. (Photo source - IWM Q 1451) Photographer - Lieutenant Ernest Brooks (Colour by Doug)

A soldier with "Sammy", the mascot of 1/4th Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. This dog went to France with the unit in April 1915, was wounded in the Second Battle of Ypres, and also gassed on Whit Monday, 1915. He was with the battalion in the trenches and injured by shell fire on several occasions. The dog was also with the battalion during the Somme offensive. (Photo source - IWM Q 1451) Photographer - Lieutenant Ernest Brooks (Colour by Doug)

1915: The Second Battle of Ypres, April 22-May 25, marks the first time that Germany uses poison gas on a large scale on the Western Front.

The Second Battle of Ypres, April marks the first time that Germany uses poison gas on a large scale on the Western Front.

Gas on the Front: Second Battle of Ypres

Gas on the Front: Second Battle of Ypres

Second Battle Of Ypres, The Front

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The Royal Canadian Mint have issued a new coin which remembers one of the most decisive battles which took place early on in the Great War, later referred to as the First World War after 1939. The second Battle of Ypres was fought from the 22nd April to the 25th May 1915 for control of the strategic Flemish town of Ypres in western Belgium, following the First Battle of Ypres the previous autumn. The 1st Canadian Division defeated the forces of a European power, the German Empire on…

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Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae, MD (November 30, 1872 – January 28, 1918) was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I, and a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres, in Belgium. He is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem In Flanders Fields. McCrae died of pneumonia.

Lieutenant Colornel John A. McCrae, M. Poet, physician, author, Lieutenant Colonel of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Author of Flanders Fields

WWI, The second Battle of Ypres, 1915; A shell bursting in the town of Ypres and ensuing wreckage. © IWM (Q 61639)

WWI, The second Battle of Ypres, 1915; A shell bursting in the town of Ypres and ensuing wreckage. © IWM (Q 61639)

The Second Battle of Ypres began in the northern sector of the Ypres Salient. It started on 22nd April 1915 when the German Fourth Army carried out a surprise attack against two French divisions holding the Allied Front Line. On that day the warm, sunny spring afternoon was suddenly shattered at 5pm with a devastating and frightening new development in modern warfare: a cloud of poisonous gas.

The position of the Front Line south of Ypres after the Battle of Messines - 14 June

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