The Battle of Passchendaele
how did the battle start ?
On July 31, 1917, Britain attacked the town of Passchendaele. The artillery shells were flying when a pipe burst covering the whole town in mud and water. It was so deep that people and horses drowned! To make it even worse it was the heaviest rain in 30 years.
The attack was a success on the left wing but had completely failed on the right wing because of the rain and mud.