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Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial

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TYNE COT The fighting at

TYNE COT The fighting at Ypres came to define the trauma of the First World War. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission commemorates more than 200,000 servicemen across the former battlefields. Tyne Cot Cemetery is the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world. It is a permanent reminder of the human cost of the conflict. Third Battle of Ypres Popularly known as the Battle of Passchendaele, the Third Battle of Ypres was one of the most devastating battles of the First World War. More than half a million men on both sides were wounded or killed during 103 days of fighting. Heavy rain and artillery fire transformed the battlefield and soldiers fought in a wasteland of mud and shell holes. In October 1917, Australian soldiers captured the ground where Tyne Cot Cemetery now stands. Ypres Mud, August 1917 © IWM Q5935

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