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…

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

Official Art - <i>The Second Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915</i> | Canada and the First World War

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

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.

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

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"In Flanders Fields" a poem by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, was inspired by the death of a friend during the Second Battle of Ypres. The reason Veteran's Day is assocated with poppies.

Gas on the Front: Second Battle of Ypres

Gas on the Front: Second Battle of Ypres

The Second Battle of Ypres was fought April 22 to May 1915 during World War I and saw the first large-scale use of gas on the Western Front.

Lieutenant Guy Drummond of the 13th Battalion... - Historical Times

historicaltimes: “ Lieutenant Guy Drummond of the Battalion Royal Highlanders of Canada in the trenches. He was killed in the Second Battle of Ypres at the age of soon after this photograph.

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.

McCrae who wrote "In Flanders Fields"

Verse for Veterans: First Foe to Flanders Fields

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.

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Map to show the German objective for the infantry attack following a surprise  		gas cloud.

The Second Battle of Ypres, 1915

Photo taken in 1915, Ypres salient, 1st Canadian Division front. On the left is Capt. William H. Clark-Kennedy of the 13th Battalion. The officer on the right is Capt. Cecil M. Merritt, of the 16th Battalion, who was killed during the fighting at Kitchener's Wood during the Second Battle of Ypres in April 1915. Clark-Kennedy would win the V.C. at the Battle of Arras in August 1918. #RememberThem

Photo taken in 1915, Ypres salient, 1st Canadian Division front. On the left is Capt. William H. Clark-Kennedy of the 13th Battalion. The officer on the right is Capt. Cecil M. Merritt, of the 16th Battalion, who was killed during the fighting at Kitchener's Wood during the Second Battle of Ypres in April 1915. Clark-Kennedy would win the V.C. at the Battle of Arras in August 1918. #RememberThem

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

John McCrae wrote his famous war poem, In Flanders Fields, in 20 minutes during the Battle of Ypres

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