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  • British Soldiers Water Bottle,nice relic condition original blue colour near St Julien captured in 1915 then rear area for the attack on Passchendaele in 1917 part of the third battle of Ypres

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    This is a British Soldiers army issue Water Bottle which still retains its original blue colour it is in nice solid condition for a recovered relic with a lot of the original blue paintwork it has been crushed possibly by a heavy vehicle. The bottle which is missing its cork stopper it does have some damage and rust holes with surface rust from being buried but has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. This bottle was near St Julien captured in 1915 then rear area for the attack on Passchendaele in 1917 part of the third battle of Ypres. A very nice find from the famous Ypres battlefield and rare to get British relic from the battlefield.

    Passchendaele is a small village five miles north-east of Ypres is the name by which the final stages of the Third Battle of Ypres is known. It is the name, along with the Somme, which has come to symbolise the Great War for many. The Third battle of Ypres was preceded by the attack on Messines ridge in June 1917. The main battle commenced on the 31st of July 1917, and stretched on until November the 10th, 1917.

    The final phase, the advance on Passchendaele, took place in October and November, the aim being to take the strategically important high ground of the Passchendaele ridge. The first battle of Passchendaele, on the 12th October, failed to take the village, and the second battle of Passchendaele lasted from the 26th of October until the 10th of November.

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    Gassed British soldiers marching along a French road, 1916 (c ...