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Map of the Ypres Salient to show the area of ground gained by the Germans by the end of the day on 22 April 1915.

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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.

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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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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.

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Gas on the Front: Second Battle of Ypres

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The most famous war poem of all time was composed in twenty minutes during this battle, written by John MacRae while he waited in a trench. Second Battle of Ypres - The Canadian Encyclopedia

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

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Dan Snow: Second Battle of Ypres - The Dawn of Chemical Warfare - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/guest-bloggers/dan-snow-second-battle-of-ypres-the-dawn-of-chemical-warfare.html

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