Image of the week 6-12th October
06 October 2014The 12th of October marks the anniversary of New Zealand's Darkest Day – The battle of Passchendaele (Third battle of Ypres). 846 young New Zealanders were killed within four hours and by the end of the day the total number of dead, wounded and missing was 2,700.
This is an image of the ruins of Ypres Cathedral. Ypres Cathedral was heavily damaged throughout the war, due to the many intense fighting battles in the Ypres area.
Image credit: MB367, Victoria League of New Zealand records, item 149003, The ruins of Ypres Cathedral (St. Martin's Cathedral), Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.
More information about Passchendaele can be found here