“We could not believe that we were expected to attack in such appalling conditions. I never prayed so hard in my life. I got down on my knees in the mud and prayed to God to bring me through.”
- Private Pat Burns, 46th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Passchendale, November 1917
The words of soldiers tell us a lot about the conditions in which the battle took place, but the images reflect the dimensional view of the drama consumed in Passchendaele.