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Passchendaele

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishPasschendaelePas‧schen‧daele /ˈpæʃəndeɪl/  an important battle during World War I in 1917, in northwest Belgium, in which over 200,000 British soldiers were killed. It is remembered especially for the mud (=soft wet earth), which made the terrible conditions in which the soldiers lived and fought even worse.
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