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.
An overview of the battles to date Ypres 1915 Second Battle of Artois May 9th May- June 18th 1915: Second Battle of Artois, Aubers Ridge and Festubert The Second Battle of Artois, which took place from May 9-18 May1915, marked a new extremity of savage and ultimately futile violence on the Western Front. Undaunted by a series of costly failures, including major French attacks rebuffed in Champagne and St. Mihiel and the British Pyrrhic gains at Neuve Chapelle, French chief of the general…
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A WWI Prussian field artillery enlisted man's helmet with severe battle damage. The helmet features a period note penned on the underside or the rear visor, telling how it was picked-up (by a British infantryman) from the battlefield of the second battle of Ypres, on 23 April, 1915. This helmet will be featured in next month's auction starting on 17 July. #WWI #Greatwar #Westernfront #pickelhaube #Spikedhelmet #Imperialgermanarmy #Prussianarmy #Battleofypres #trenchwarfare