Everything That Made News In Entertainment From The South (31 July – 6 August) (2022)

Here's a recap of the significant stories in entertainment across Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada films, and sometimes the odd television series as well.

Viruman starring Karthi promises a rural action flick (Tamil)

The trailer of Karthi's upcoming film Viruman promises all the ingredients of a rural mass entertainer: it has power-packed action, comedy, family sentiment, and some energetic tunes. Muthaiya's Tamil film follows the life of Viruman (Karthi), a brawny village do-gooder, who locks horns with Prakash Raj, an influential figure in the village.

The film also marks the debut of filmmaker Shankar's daughter Aditi Shankar, who plays Karthi's romantic interest. The Suriya production has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja and cinematography by Selvakumar SK. The film has been written and directed by Muthaiya (of Kutti Puli and Komban fame). Viruman is all set to hit the theatres on August 12.

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Pa Ranjith's Natchathiram Nagargiradhu gets a release date (Tamil)

Natchathiram Nagargiradhu is a romantic drama starring Kalaiyarasan, Dushara Vijayan, Kalidas Jayaram and Shabeer Kallarakkal. Pa Ranjith took to Twitter to announce that the film is scheduled to release on August 31. Natchathiram Nagargiradhu is centered around the politics of love and unfolds in a theatre setup. It is said to be a contemporary romantic film that traces the lives of theatre artists.

The film co-stars Hari Krishnan, Vinoth, Subathra Robert, Regin Rose, Damu, Gnanaprasad, Vinsu Rachel Sam, Arjun Prabhakaran, Uthaiya Surya, Stephen Raj, Sherin Celin Mathew, and Manisa Tait. The film has music by Tenma and lyrics by Uma Devi and Arivu. It will be lensed by Kishor Kumar.

Karthik Subbaraj's Jigarthanda gets a sequel (Tamil)

Karthik Subbaraj's Jigarthanda starring Bobby Simha, Siddharth and Lakshmi Menon in lead roles, turned 8 this year. Marking this feat, Karthik Subbaraj posted a video on Twitter with the behind-the-scenes clips. The video also hinted at the making of a sequel, but other crew details are yet to be revealed.

Jigarthanda was a critically acclaimed film that is centered around an aspiring filmmaker who goes to Madurai to research a deadly gangster for a film. It was remade in Kannada under the same title and as Gaddalokonda Ganesh in Telugu. In Hindi, the film was remade as Bachchan Paandey starring Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, and Jacqueline Fernandez.

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— karthik subbaraj (@karthiksubbaraj) August 1, 2022

Masooda helmed by Sai Kiran is a horror film (Telugu)

Masooda is a psychological horror film. When a girl starts acting strangely, her family struggles to understand whether her actions are related to psychological or supernatural events. Thiruveer plays Gopi and Sangitha plays a science teacher. In the teaser, they are shown discussing the girl's condition and the ways to treat her.

Masooda is written and directed by Sai Kiran. The film stars Sangita, Thiruveer, Kavya Kalyan Ram, Subhaleka Sudhakar and Akhila Ram. It is produced by Rahul Yadav Nakka under the banner Swadham Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. While Prashanth R Vihari has scored the music, Nagesh Beneli has cranked the camera and Jesvin Prabu has headed the editing.

Monsoon Raaga is a family entertainer starring Dhananjaya, Rachita Ram, Yasha Shivakumar, Suhasini and Achyuth Kumar. True to its title, right from its romance to fight sequences, most montages in the trailer unfold in the rain. The film is directed by S Ravindranath and produced by AR Vikhyath. J Anoop Seelin has composed the music, SK Rao has lensed the camera and Harish Komme has edited the film.

Aditi Shankar joins the cast of Sivakarthikeyan's Maaveeran, shoot begins (Tamil)

Aditi Shankar, the daughter of veteran filmmaker Shankar has been roped in as the female lead for Sivakarthikeyan and Madonne Ashwin's Maaveeran. She will be making her debut with Karthi's Viruman which is scheduled to release next week. Maaveeran is the sophomore project of the Mandela director and will be released in both Tamil and Telugu. It is titled Mahaveerdu in Telugu.

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Retaining the crew of Mandela, Ashwin's next film will seeVidhu Ayyanna, Philomin Raj and Bharath Shankar handle the cinematography, editing, and music, respectively. The film is produced by Arun Viswa under the banner Shanthi Talkies. The film went on floors on August 3.

Thank you @madonneashwin sir and @iamarunviswa sir for having me onboard💯@Siva_Kartikeyan sirrrr can't wait to start shooting alongside you🔥🧿

So happy that Appa was by my side on this special day ♥️ #Maaveeran https://t.co/87jdli6CGT

— Aditi Shankar (@AditiShankarofl) August 4, 2022

Anaswara Rajan's Mike is a coming-of-age drama (Malayalam)

Anaswara Rajan plays a young teen identifying as Mike, who questions gender roles and responsibilities. Mike often zooms the streets in a bullet and trains in martial arts and she strikes a friendship with Antony (Ranjith Sajeev), who seems to come with a past of his own. The trailer also suggests an exploration of the challenges that come with sex reassignment surgeries.

The film, which co-stars Rohini Molletti, Jinu Joseph, Akshay Radhakrishnan, and Abhiram Radhakrishnan, has been produced by John Abraham and distributed by Century. The Hesham Abdul Wahab (of Hridayam fame) musical has been written by Aashiq Akbar Ali and filmed by Renadive. The film has been edited by Vivek Harshan and is set to be released in theatres on August 19.

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Rishika Sharma's Vijayanand is a biopic, teaser released (Kannada)

Vijayand is a biopic of Vijay Sankeshwar, a successful businessman who started the VRL Group. Tracing his trials and tribulation, the film narrates his journey from buying a single truck to owning the country's largest logistics company. The 2-minute-long teaser gives us glimpses of people mocking him for seeking loans, his fight with his father, and his strong determination to become successful.

Directed by Rishika Sharma, Vijayanand stars Shri Anant Nag, Nihal, Bharath Bopanna, Siri Prahalad, Vinaya Prasad, Prakash Belwadi, and V Ravichandran. The film is produced by VRL Film Productions and has music by Gopi Sundar C. Cinematography and editing are headed by Keertan Poojary and Hemanth Kumar D.

Jiivi 2 directly releases on OTT, trailer out (Tamil)

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Jiivi 2, a sequel to Jiivi, is a fight against fate and money. The trailer features Vetri's voiceover explaining the fate that affects different generations of his family. Billed as a crime drama, the film is written and directed by VJ Gopinath, who made the original. Praveen Kumar has lensed the film, Praveen L has edited the film and KS Sundaramurthy has scored the music. Jiivi 2 is set to skip theatrical release and will get its premiere directly on Aha Tamil.

Peace feat. Joju George and Ramya Nambeesan trailer out (Malayalam)

Peace is billed as a social satire that revolves around a delivery partner and the weird events he encounters. The thrilling trailer gives us glimpses of different characters and their plots that get interconnected as the story progresses.

Directed by Sanfeer K, the film is produced by Joju George and Thayaparan. It features Joju George, Siddique, Asha Sarath, Remya Nambeesan, Aditi Ravi, and Mamukkoya in important roles. While Jubair Muhammed has composed the music, Noufal Abdullah has edited the film and Shameer Gibran has handled the cinematography.

Gaalipata 2 releases on August 12 (Kannada)

Gaalipata 2, though a sequel to the 2008 release Gaalipata, is said to have a different storyline. The film stars Golden Star Ganesh, Diganth, Pawan Kumar, Anant Nag, Bullet Prakash, Vaibhavi Shandilya, Sharmila Mandre, and Samyukta Menon. The film takes place in Neerkote and traces the story of three college boys and their romances.

Yogaraj Bhat who directed the first installment helms Gaalipata 2 as well. Produced by Ramesh Reddy, the film is scheduled to hit the theatres on August 12. While Deepu S Kumar is the editor, Santhosh Rai Pathaje is the DOP and Arjun Janya is the music composer.

Vijay Sethupathi's Maamanithan wins Best Asian Film in Tokyo Film Awards (Tamil)

Starring Vijay Sethupathi and Gayathrie in the lead, Maamanithan was released in June this year. Seenu Ramasamy's entertainer is centered around an auto driver, his identity crisis and his struggles to save his family. This film has now won the Gold medal at Tokyo Film Awards in the Best Asian Film category.

The film's cast also includes late actor KPAC Lalitha, Anikha, Guru Somasundaram, Shaji Chen and Hewel Mary. Produced by Yuvan Shankar Raja and K Productions, the film has music by Ilaiyaraaja & Yuvan Shankar Raja. M Sukumar has handled the cinematography and Sreekar Prasad has edited the film.

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Category ( Best Asian Film) Golden Winner

Happy to share our #Maamanithan feature film Won Tokyo Film Awards 2022

Thanks to producer @thisisysr@ilaiyaraaja@VijaySethuOffl @SGayathrie @shajichen @sreekar_prasad @mynnasukumar @studio9_suresh@CtcMediaboy @onlynikil pic.twitter.com/C6YUpQw1uk

— Dr.Seenu Ramasamy (@seenuramasamy) August 2, 2022

Karthikeya 2 release postponed by a day (Telugu)

Karthikeya 2 is a sequel to the 2014 supernatural thriller Karthikeya. Nikhil Siddhartha, who also starred in the first part, reprises his role as Dr. Karthikeya in this film. While the first installment was based on Lord Karthikeya, the sequel is centered around Lord Krishna. The makers took to Twitter to announce that the film, which was scheduled to release on August 12, will now hit the theatres on August 13.

Karthikeya 2 is directed by Chandoo Mondeti. It co-stars Anupama Parameswaran, Anupam Kher, Aditya Menon, KS Sridhar, Srinivas Reddy, Satya, Praveen & Harsha Chemudu. Produced by TG Vishwa Prasad and Abhishek Agarwal, the music has been scored by Kaala Bhairava.

The first-look poster and title of Shiva Kandukuri's next out (Telugu)

Shiva Kandukuri of Gamanam fame is gearing up for his next film titled Bhootadham Bhaskar Narayana. Rashi Singh plays his romantic interest in the film. The first glimpse hints at a detective story that's accompanied by a mythological plot line. Directed by Purushotham Raaj, the film also stars Arun, Devi Prasad, Varshini, Siva Kumar, Shafi, Shivanarayana, Kalpalatha and Roopa Lakshmi. Sricharan Pakala and Vijai Bulganin have composed the music. Goutham G has handled the cinematography and Garry BH has done the editing.

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FAQs

How many People died at the battle of Passchendaele? ›

The Legacy of Passchendaele

The British lost an estimated 275,000 casualties at Passchendaele to the German's 220,000, making it one of the war's most costly battles of attrition.

Why did the battle of Passchendaele fail? ›

There was no breakthrough, and the German railways remained out of reach. The defenders were pushed back, but the new British positions were precarious and had to be abandoned in spring 1918. The German army had been worn down, but only at a terrible cost in experienced British troops.

What happened during the Passchendaele battle? ›

On 6th November 1917, after three months of fierce fighting, British and Canadian forces finally took control of the tiny village of Passchendaele in the West Flanders region of Belgium, so ending one of the bloodiest battles of World War I.

Did ww1 soldiers drown in mud? ›

One of the bloodiest and most controversial battles in World War One, the Passchendaele Offensive, came to an end on Nov. 10, 1917. It had been a clash of titans, a wearying three-and-a-half-month ordeal in the mud during which more than a half-million men on both sides were killed or wounded.

How many Canadians fought in WWI? ›

More than 650,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders served in this war, then called The Great War. More than 66,000 of our service members gave their lives and more than 172,000 were wounded.

What was the staple food for soldiers in the trenches? ›

The bulk of their diet in the trenches was bully beef (caned corned beef), bread and biscuits. By the winter of 1916 flour was in such short supply that bread was being made with dried ground turnips.

What weapons were used in Passchendaele? ›

During the Battle of Passchendaele, the German machine guns were the key defensive weapon, in a deadly combination with bunkers, barbed wire, and positions located higher than those of the attackers. A number of different kinds of hand grenades were developed during the Great War.

How many Canadians died at Passchendaele? ›

Canada's great victory at Passchendaele came at a high price. More than 4,000 of our soldiers died in the fighting there and almost 12,000 were wounded.

Who won 1st World war? ›

The first World War was won by the Allies consisting of the United Kingdom, France, United States, Japan, Italy. They defeated the Central Powers consisting of Imperial Germany, Austro-Hungary Empire and the Ottoman Empire. It lasted from 1914 and lasted until the signing of the Versailles Peace Treaty in 1919.

Did Canada fight in WWI? ›

Canadian infantrymen were on the Western Front in January 1915 and in March the 1st Canadian Division took part in the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. In April Canadians fought in the Second Battle of Ypres, where they were subjected to the Germans' first use of gas.

How many soldiers died in Flanders? ›

1. 150,000 deaths. This figure is based on the current records of the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres.

Who lost the battle of Passchendaele? ›

After more than three months of bloody combat, the Third Battle of Ypres effectively comes to an end on November 6, 1917, with a hard-won victory by British troops at the Belgian village of Passchendaele.

Which British regiments fought at Ypres? ›

British Expeditionary Force (John French)
  • I Corps (Douglas Haig)
  • II Corps (Horace Smith-Dorrien)
  • III Corps (William Pulteney)
  • Royal Flying Corps (David Henderson)
  • Cavalry Corps (Edmund Allenby)
  • IV Corps (Henry Rawlinson)
  • Indian Corps (James Willcocks)

How did the battle of Passchendaele affect Canada? ›

More than 4,000 Canadians were killed and another 12,000 wounded — almost exactly the casualties predicted by Arthur Currie. These were among the 275,000 casualties (including 70,000 killed) lost overall to the armies under British command at Passchendaele. The Germans suffered another 220,000 killed and wounded.

Where did the soldiers sleep in ww1? ›

6. Getting to sleep. When able to rest, soldiers in front line trenches would try and shelter from the elements in dugouts. These varied from deep underground shelters to small hollows in the side of trenches – as shown here.

What type of pattern were trenches built in during the first world war? ›

The WWI trenches were built as a system, in a zigzag pattern with many different levels along the lines. They had paths dug so that soldiers could move between the levels. Trenches typically had an embankment at the top and a barbed wire fence.

Were trenches used in the Civil War? ›

Trenches remained merely a part of siegecraft until the increasing firepower of small arms and cannon compelled both sides to make use of trenches in the American Civil War (1861–65).

How many Canadians died in WWII? ›

During the Second World War, approximately 1,159,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders served. The number of deaths totalled 44,090.

How many Canadians were killed in WWII? ›

More than one million Canadians and Newfoundlanders served in the Second World War. More than 45,000 gave their lives and another 55,000 were wounded.

How much money did Canada spend on ww1? ›

Total domestic bond purchases during the war exceeded $2 billion, ten times the amount of money raised abroad. Canada had financed the war by incurring more than $2 billion in debt, thereby passing the war's costs to future generations, but it owed most of this money to Canadian citizens, not foreign lenders.

How long do British army ration packs last? ›

Most ORP, including the 24 Hr and 10 Man rations, have a 2 year shelf life. Specialist Emergency rations can have a shelf life of up to 5 years.

What did ww1 soldiers wear? ›

Troops were issued with the 1902 Pattern Service Dress tunic and trousers, as well as kit such as webbing to help them carry their essentials easily. The jacket and trousers were made of thick wool, effective in the cold winter but stifling in the summer – not to mention itchy!

What do British soldiers eat in ww1? ›

In 1916, the staple food of the British soldier was pea-soup with horse-meat chunks. The hard-working kitchen teams were having to source local vegetables. When they couldn't, weeds, nettles, and leaves would be used to flavor soups and stews.

What rifles used in ww1? ›

The rifles most commonly used by the major combatants were, among the Allies, the Lee-Enfield . 303 (Britain and Commonwealth), Lebel and Berthier 8mm (France), Mannlicher–Carcano M1891, 6.5mm (Italy), Mosin–Nagant M1891 7.62 (Russia), and Springfield 1903 . 30–06 (USA).

What rifle did the British use in ww1? ›

The standard British rifle was the Short Magazine Lee Enfield Rifle Mk III. It had a maximum range of 2,280 metres, but an effective killing range of 550. A well-trained infantryman could fire 15 rounds a minute. In August 1914, the Germans mistook the speed and precision of the British rifle fire for machine guns.

What rifles did Canada use in ww1? ›

The Mark 2 Ross rifle was adopted by the Canadian military in 1911 while Charles Ross continued to work on his final model – the Ross Mark 3. It would be the primary rifle Canadian soldiers brought into the First World War.

Was mustard gas used in the Battle of Passchendaele? ›

Europe fell silent today to honour the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, one of the bloodiest battles of World War One and the first in which mustard gas was used effectively as a weapon.

How did weather impact the battle of Passchendaele? ›

The battle of Passchendaele in the First World War will be forever identified with rain and mud. The rain crashed down just as the campaign began on July 31, 1917, and it carried on raining through August, turning the battlefield into a quagmire.

How many soldiers died in Ypres ww1? ›

The French lost at least 50,000 at Ypres, while the Belgians suffered more than 20,000 casualties at the Yser and Ypres. A month of fighting at Ypres cost the Germans more than 130,000 casualties, a staggering total that would ultimately pale before later actions on the Western Front.

What ended world war 3? ›

The crisis culminated in the city's de facto partition with the East German erection of the Berlin Wall. This stand-off ended peacefully on 28 October following a US–Soviet understanding to withdraw tanks and reduce tensions.

How many German soldiers died in ww1? ›

2,037,000 German soldiers were killed in World War I. These losses were a military and demographic catastrophe which had enormously important political, social, economic, and cultural consequences.

Who lost the first world war? ›

The Triple Entente (also known as the Allies) lost about 6 million military personnel while the Central Powers lost about 4 million.

Has Canada ever lost a Battle? ›

It is quite easier to accept that Canada hasn't lost a war, or is it? While its militia played a small role in the War of 1812 against the United States, which ended in a draw, Canada didn't actually send its military overseas in a fully-fledged conflict until 1899 during the Second Anglo-Boer War.

Did Canada win ww2? ›

Death tolls range from 50 to 80 million people. Canada contributed significantly to the Allied victory in this just and necessary war. Revelations of the Nazi atrocities and the Holocaust shocked the world.

How many US soldiers died in ww2? ›

Deaths by Country
CountryMilitary DeathsTotal Civilian and Military Deaths
Soviet Union8,800,000-10,700,00024,000,000
United Kingdom383,600450,700
United States416,800418,500
Yugoslavia446,0001,000,000
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Are soldiers buried in Flanders Fields? ›

This is the largest military cemetery of the Commonwealth in continental Europe. Almost 12,000 soldiers are buried here. 12,000 white crosses, row after row.

Does Flanders Field still exist? ›

Flanders Field American Cemetery & Memorial is one of eight overseas World War I cemeteries designed and administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), a federal agency created in 1923. Flanders Field, located in Waregem, West Flanders, Belgium, is the only ABMC World War I cemetery in Belgium.

Why did the poppies grow in Flanders Fields? ›

The war created prime conditions for poppies to flourish in Flanders and north-west France (and Gallipoli). Continual bombardment disturbed the soil and brought the seeds to the surface. They were fertilized by nitrogen in the explosives and lime from the shattered rubble of the buildings.

Were tanks used at Passchendaele? ›

At Passchendaele in October and November 1917, no tanks could operate in the muddy terrain. The first truly successful tank attacks did not come until late 1917. In November, the British Third Army launched a concentrated tank offensive around Cambrai.

How many days did the Battle of Passchendaele last? ›

Battle of Passchendaele
Date31 July – 10 November 1917 (3 months, 1 week and 3 days)
LocationPasschendaele, Ypres Salient, Belgium 50°54′1″N 3°1′16″E
ResultSee Analysis section

When did America join ww1? ›

In early April 1917, with the toll in sunken U.S. merchant ships and civilian casualties rising, Wilson asked Congress for “a war to end all wars” that would “make the world safe for democracy.” A hundred years ago, on April 6, 1917, Congress thus voted to declare war on Germany, joining the bloody battle—then ...

Who won the Race to the Sea? ›

The "race" ended on the North Sea coast of Belgium around 19 October, when the last open area from Diksmuide to the North Sea was occupied by Belgian troops who had retreated after the Siege of Antwerp (28 September – 10 October).
...
Race to the Sea.
Date17 September – 19 October 1914
ResultIndecisive
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Did Canada win the battle of Ypres? ›

Fighting with great resilience against incredible odds, the Canadians suffered great losses, and the horrific events at the Second Battle of Ypres inspired what became Canada's best known war poem.

Who fought at Flanders? ›

Thirty-four German divisions fought in the Flanders battles, against twelve French, nine British and six Belgian divisions, along with marines and dismounted cavalry.

What is particularly horrific about the battle of of Passchendaele? ›

Conditions for the soldiers were horrifying. Under almost continuous rain and shellfire, troops huddled in waterlogged shell holes or became lost on the blasted mudscape, unable to locate the front line that separated Canadian positions from German ones.

Why was the Battle of Passchendaele useless? ›

There was no breakthrough, and the German railways remained out of reach. The defenders were pushed back, but the new British positions were precarious and had to be abandoned in spring 1918. The German army had been worn down, but only at a terrible cost in experienced British troops.

How many soldiers died at Passchendaele? ›

The battle saw an estimated 325,000 Allied and 260,000 German casualties.

How many Canadians died at Passchendaele? ›

Canada's great victory at Passchendaele came at a high price. More than 4,000 of our soldiers died in the fighting there and almost 12,000 were wounded.

How many died at the 3rd battle of Ypres? ›

The Allies suffered over 250,000 casualties - soldiers killed wounded or missing - during the Third Battle of Ypres. Casualties among German forces were also in the region of 200,000. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission commemorates over 76,000 soldiers who died during the Third Battle of Ypres.

Who lost the battle of Passchendaele? ›

After more than three months of bloody combat, the Third Battle of Ypres effectively comes to an end on November 6, 1917, with a hard-won victory by British troops at the Belgian village of Passchendaele.

Was Passchendaele a success? ›

The third and longest battle to take place at the Belgian city of Ypres, Passchendaele was ostensibly an Allied victory, but it was achieved at enormous cost for a piece of ground that would be vacated the following year.

Did Canada fight in WWI? ›

Canadian infantrymen were on the Western Front in January 1915 and in March the 1st Canadian Division took part in the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. In April Canadians fought in the Second Battle of Ypres, where they were subjected to the Germans' first use of gas.

How did the battle of Passchendaele affect Canada? ›

More than 4,000 Canadians were killed and another 12,000 wounded — almost exactly the casualties predicted by Arthur Currie. These were among the 275,000 casualties (including 70,000 killed) lost overall to the armies under British command at Passchendaele. The Germans suffered another 220,000 killed and wounded.

What weapons were used in the battle of Passchendaele? ›

During the Battle of Passchendaele, the German machine guns were the key defensive weapon, in a deadly combination with bunkers, barbed wire, and positions located higher than those of the attackers. A number of different kinds of hand grenades were developed during the Great War.

How many Australians died in Belgium ww1? ›

Nearly 13,000 Australians lost their lives in Belgium during the First World War. In Ypres, from August to November 1917, Australia suffered 38,000 casualties – our most costly experience of war. The day's program started at 6am with the Dawn Service at Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood.

How many soldiers died in Flanders? ›

1. 150,000 deaths. This figure is based on the current records of the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres.

How did weather disrupt the British plans in the Battle of Ypres? ›

This tactic set the scene for what Ypres was to suffer for several more years. By the winter, the Germans had not taken Ypres and heavy rain meant that any movement was impossible as the roads turned to mud. The first battle at Ypres limped to a halt. Once the weather had settled, the Germans prepared for a new attack.

Was gas used at Passchendaele? ›

Mustard gas horrified the world in 1917 - and its deadly legacy continues today. Europe fell silent today to honour the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, one of the bloodiest battles of World War One and the first in which mustard gas was used effectively as a weapon.

Were tanks used at Passchendaele? ›

At Passchendaele in October and November 1917, no tanks could operate in the muddy terrain. The first truly successful tank attacks did not come until late 1917. In November, the British Third Army launched a concentrated tank offensive around Cambrai.

How many soldiers died in Ypres ww1? ›

The French lost at least 50,000 at Ypres, while the Belgians suffered more than 20,000 casualties at the Yser and Ypres. A month of fighting at Ypres cost the Germans more than 130,000 casualties, a staggering total that would ultimately pale before later actions on the Western Front.

Who won 1st World war? ›

The first World War was won by the Allies consisting of the United Kingdom, France, United States, Japan, Italy. They defeated the Central Powers consisting of Imperial Germany, Austro-Hungary Empire and the Ottoman Empire. It lasted from 1914 and lasted until the signing of the Versailles Peace Treaty in 1919.

Why is Ypres now called Ieper? ›

Ypres is an ancient town, known to have been raided by the Romans in the first century BC. It is first mentioned by name in 1066 and is probably named after the river Ieperlee on the banks of which it was founded.

How many NZ soldiers died at Passchendaele? ›

For badly wounded soldiers lying in the mud, the aftermath of the battle was a private hell; many died before rescuers could reach them. The toll was horrendous: 843 New Zealand soldiers were either dead or lying mortally wounded between the front lines.

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