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In video: The Battle of Passchendaele explained

It is almost 100 years since the start of one of the most dreadful military battles that has ever taken place.

The battle of Passchendaele was fought near Ypres between July 31 and November 10 1917, in battlefields that turned to liquid mud.

Allied forces suffered more than 320,000 casualties and German losses are estimated to be between 260,000 and 400,000.

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