The Anderson Fonds: Passchendaele, Belgium

These two photographs refer to “Passchendaele, Ypres” which we have interpreted to mean “Passchendaele, Belgium”. Although there is not a great distance between the communities, they were significantly different actions in the Great War (Ypres 1915, Passchendaele 1917). It is possible that both these images were taken at Passchendaele Ridge (Gravenstafel Ridge) on the west side of Passchendaele.

For further information on the battle, please refer to Chapter 10 of Nicholson’s history of the Canadians in the Great War.

Passchendaele Station, Ypres

German guns captured at Passchendaele Ridge, Ypres