Passchendaele 100

A hundred years on from the Battle of Passchendaele, discover how the battle unfolded and experience what life was like on the front line through immersive 360 videos.

The Battle of Passchendaele

Fought between July and November 1917, Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, remains one of the most notorious battles of the First World WarIn three-and-a-half months of fighting, an advance of less than five miles saw an estimated 550,000 Allied and German troops killed, wounded or lost.

Around 90,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers were missing; 50,000 buried without being identified, and 42,000 never recovered from the Belgian fields of Flanders that turned into an ocean of mud.

The 100th anniversary of Passchendaele provides an opportunity to view WW1 in a new way and commemorate the Service and sacrifice of those who lost their lives.

Passchendaele in 360

Learn how the battle unfolded and discover the experiences of those on the battlefields through a series 360 videos. 

From life on the front line to nurses battling to treat floods of casualties, experience the realities of Passchendaele through a unique combination of first-hand audio accounts, diary excerpts, and archive film and photos.

Dan Snow on Passchendaele

In a series of films Dan Snow visits the battlefields of Passchendaele and examines how the battle unfolded, and why it became one of the most notorious of the First World War. 

Stories from Passchendaele

Help Remember Them

Commemorate the centenary of the First World War by remembering one of the thousands who died during the war through Every One Remembered.

 

Every One Remembered is a joint project between The Royal British Legion and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to keep alive the memory of those who died in the First World War.

 

 

Every One Remembered

Tyne Cot Virtual Tour

Tyne Cot Cemetery serves as an important reminder of the Battle of Passchendaele. Take a virtual tour of Tyne Cot to get a unique 360-degree view of the cemetery and explore the stories of the individuals buried and commemorated there. 

Explore Tyne Cot

Passchendaele Poppies

The Royal British Legion are planting a field of Passchendaele poppies at Tyne Cot cemetery’s Zonnebeke Memorial Museum in Belgium. Join thousands of other tributes and submit your message of Remembrance.

Submit a message of Remembrance

Schools and Learning

To help schools, teachers and educators commemorate and learn about the 100th anniversary of Passchendaele, The Royal British Legion has produced some guidance on how to use the virtual reality content in a learning environment.

Learning Resources

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