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Noun: third battle of Ypres
  1. Battle in World War I (1917); an Allied offensive which eventually failed because tanks bogged down in the waterlogged soil of Flanders; Germans introduced mustard gas which interfered with the Allied artillery
    - Ypres, battle of Ypres

Type of: pitched battle

Part of: First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I

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