This is a British cooking stove which was used by the British and colonial troops during the battle.The stove is Belgium made in Brussels as it has maker plate clear to read it is a lovely condition relic rusty but solid pretty much complete apart from top cover it has its carry handle and bottom grill also the top side doors still open and close.The stove is very solid and has been slightly cleaned it is a rare one for any display or collection.The stove was recovered from a bunker near St Julien captured in 1915 then rear area for the attack on Passchendaele in 1917 part of the third battle of Ypres and comes with a A5 laminated information card.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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