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The Battle of Passchendaele, in the words of its veterans

The Story

In this episode of CBC Radio's series Flanders' Fields, veterans with the Canadian Corps describe the muddy, costly battle fought in the taking of Passchendaele Ridge in the late fall of 1917.

Medium: Radio
Program: Flanders' Fields
Broadcast Date: Jan. 17, 1965
Narrator: J. Frank Willis
Duration: 58:20

Did You know?

• Below are the names of the veterans as identified in the program script in the order in which they are heard:

• V.W. Odlum, L.V.M. Cosgrave, A.G.L. McNaughton, D.M. Ormond, D.C. Higgins, Alex Ross, G.C.D. Kilpatrick, Alec W. Jack, John Mackenzie, A. Turner, Stewart Scott, C.J. Albon, T.T. Shields, H.L.. Sheppard

• W.E. Bottrill, Gregory Clark, Harry K. Burchard, J. Keiller McKay, Ed Youngman, R.J. Leach, Wallace Carroll, J.S. Stewart, D.C. Higgins, Graham McKnight, George T. Hancox, Robert Shankland, D. Mowat, Ross Cameron, A. Turner, J. Louis Sangster

• D.M. Marshall, E. Outhouse, G.C.D. Kilpatrick, Archie Brown, Byron Morrison, H. Niven, G.R. Pearkes, R. Ferrie, L.R. Fennel, W. E Turner, Jack Nutter

• G.K.K. Holder, A.I. MacFarlane, Joe O’Neill, Stanley Baker, M.A. Pope, Elmore Philpott, Tommy G. Adams, Richard J. Leach, G.R. Stevens, O.J. Thomas


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