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The Road to Passchendaele is a piece of railway, between Zonnebeke and Passchendaele. During the First World War the railway formed a connection to the front. Canadians, Australians and other nationalities of the Commonwealth went through this line to Passchendaele to fight against the Germans. The railway takes you past places each having a special significance in the history of the First World War. More than 90 years after the Third Battle of Ypres the connection is still a tourist interest. Along this route monuments were dedicated to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), the memorials commemorate the Australian Walk which was made on October 4, 1917 by these forces.

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"ANZAC memorial along The Road to Passchendaele reminds us that the Australian Walk on October 4, 1917. The starting point of the line to Passchendaele is Zonnebeke. Along this short historical route, which is about 2 km long, there are 2 ANZAC monuments and numerous historical sights. As a piece of preserved railway line along the Keerselaarshoek, ruins of an MG bunker (from the German Flandern I - Stellung) by Thames Farm and the well known British Cemetery Tyne Cot Cemetery.... After two weeks of shelling began the Third Battle of Ypres, better known as the Battle of Passchendaele, on July 31, 1917. The area between Zonnebeke and Passchendaele changed after the shootings and the heavy rainfall in a swamp in which people, animals and materials drowned. One hell of mud ..."

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These fights would last until November 10, 1917. Besides wounded, missing and prisoners of war, the losses ran up in the tens of thousands ...