The Canadian Press

2015-04-22 | Ypres Anniversary

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It was 100 years ago today that Canadian troops faced their initial, horrific baptism of fire in the First World War. Known in the history books as the Second Battle of Ypres (EEP'-rah), over 67-hundred Canadians -- roughly one-third of the force at the time -- would either perish or be wounded in a massive German attack on the last unoccupied stretch of Belgium.

Date: 2015-04-22
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 36 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << it was an iconic battle noteworthy not only for Canadians but as the first time poison gas was used in the attack smashed a 6 km per hole in the front line is French Colonial troops were overwhelmed and Melanie Moore type LGA the Canadian war Museum's Great War historian says the 1st Canadian division stepped into the Gap they were turning green algae says the Canadians distinguish themselves at Heathrow and set the standard for troops and battles Yet to Come Marie Brewster the Canadian press Ottawa >>