scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 481
Passchendaele was a battle that began in July of 1917 and the British commander in charge was Sir Douglas Haig He conducted the battle under the orders from General Robert Nivelle while the reorganization of the French army due to mutiny was happening After careful planning Douglas Haig prepared to attack the preliminary attack was the heaviest to occur so far in a period of ten days approximately 3100 guns fired more than four and a half million shells This attack however only churned up the land whose drainage system had been destroyed by years of war and created a vast area of craters which filled up with water due to the rain which came afterward This terrain was the area through which the British were supposed to advance After looking at records that had been gathered over the past 80 years it was concluded that at that time of year at best there would only be three weeks of rain free weather The battle of Passchendaele officially known as the third battle of Ypres began on July 31 1917 at 350 and the attack was stopped near the Ypres Menin road still there were around 6000 prisoners taken The rain was so heavy that for the next two weeks the attack could not proceed There were attacks on August 16 September 20 October 4 22 26 and 30 but all of these attacks made little progress and cost huge amounts of men The main part in the attack was given to General Sir Hubert Goughs fifth army with one corps of Plumers Second army on the right flank and the French first army led by General Francois Anthoine on the leftThe Germans forces consisted of Prince Rupprechts fourth army led by General Sixt von Armin who led them at Messines The Germans who had given up making trenches built pillbox housing that contained machine-guns to prepare for the coming attackThe attack on November 6
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA