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WWI. ‘Sammy’, the mascot of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was gassed during the Second Battle of Ypres which began on 22 April 1915.

WWI. ‘Sammy’, the mascot of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was gassed during the Second Battle of Ypres which began on 22 April 1915.

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Map to show the German objective for the infantry attack following a surprise  		gas cloud.

Map to show the German objective for the infantry attack following a surprise gas cloud.

Map of the Ypres Salient to show the area of ground gained by the Germans by the end of the day on 22 April 1915.

Map of the Ypres Salient to show the area of ground gained by the Germans by the end of the day on 22 April 1915.

An overview of the battles to date Ypres 1915 Second Battle of Artois May 9th May- June 18th 1915: Second Battle of Artois, Aubers Ridge and Festubert The Second Battle of Artois, which took place from May 9-18 May1915, marked a new extremity of savage and ultimately futile violence on the Western Front. Undaunted by a series of costly failures, including major French attacks rebuffed in Champagne and St. Mihiel and the British Pyrrhic gains at Neuve Chapelle, French chief of the general…

An overview of the battles to date Ypres 1915 Second Battle of Artois May 9th May- June 18th 1915: Second Battle of Artois, Aubers Ridge and Festubert The Second Battle of Artois, which took place from May 9-18 May1915, marked a new extremity of savage and ultimately futile violence on the Western Front. Undaunted by a series of costly failures, including major French attacks rebuffed in Champagne and St. Mihiel and the British Pyrrhic gains at Neuve Chapelle, French chief of the general…

A WWI Prussian field artillery enlisted man's helmet with severe battle damage. The helmet features a period note penned on the underside or the rear visor, telling how it was picked-up (by a British infantryman) from the battlefield of the second battle of Ypres, on 23 April, 1915. This helmet will be featured in next month's auction starting on 17 July.   #WWI #Greatwar #Westernfront #pickelhaube #Spikedhelmet #Imperialgermanarmy #Prussianarmy #Battleofypres #trenchwarfare

A WWI Prussian field artillery enlisted man's helmet with severe battle damage. The helmet features a period note penned on the underside or the rear visor, telling how it was picked-up (by a British infantryman) from the battlefield of the second battle of Ypres, on 23 April, 1915. This helmet will be featured in next month's auction starting on 17 July. #WWI #Greatwar #Westernfront #pickelhaube #Spikedhelmet #Imperialgermanarmy #Prussianarmy #Battleofypres #trenchwarfare

In Flanders Fields by Lt. Col. John McCrae, written May 3, 1915
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Dan Snow: Second Battle of Ypres - The Dawn of Chemical Warfare - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/guest-bloggers/dan-snow-second-battle-of-ypres-the-dawn-of-chemical-warfare.html

Dan Snow: Second Battle of Ypres - The Dawn of Chemical Warfare - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/guest-bloggers/dan-snow-second-battle-of-ypres-the-dawn-of-chemical-warfare.html

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Coin Gallery London Store - Canada: 2015 $20 First World War: Battlefront Series - The Second Battle of Ypres Silver Coin, $109.95 (http://www.coingallerylondon.com/canada-2015-20-first-world-war-battlefront-series-the-second-battle-of-ypres-silver-coin/)

Coin Gallery London Store - Canada: 2015 $20 First World War: Battlefront Series - The Second Battle of Ypres Silver Coin, $109.95 (http://www.coingallerylondon.com/canada-2015-20-first-world-war-battlefront-series-the-second-battle-of-ypres-silver-coin/)

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Gas on the Front: Second Battle of Ypres

Gas on the Front: Second Battle of Ypres