ANZAC Battlefields - The Western Front - Season 1 Episode 4 - Gold Coast

26m 41s

One of the most notorious killing fields of WWI - Passchendaele. We walk where the battalions fought and where the artillery sank in liquid mud. In the midst of the battle one of Australia’s greatest soldiers, then Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Morshead, wrote "things are bloody, very bloody". The losses were enormous - on October 12th the New Zealand Division lost 2,800 men, the bloodiest day in that country’s military history.