Wounded Canadian soldiers make their way over muddy terrain to an aid post during the Battle of Passchendaele, November 1917.
The battlefield was situated in a low-lying area reclaimed from marshy lands by means of an elaborate drainage system. Once shelling started, flooding rapidly turned the whole battlefield into mud, greatly complicating the evacuation of wounded soldiers.
Library and Archives Canada
Canada. Department of National Defence Collection 1964-114
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