Oldfilibuster’s Rhyme & Reason – E21 – Agincourt to Passchendaele – a very muddy business

Oddly enough, it was at a similar time of year, autumn, when that English army led by King Henry V faced French soldiers on a battlefield in Agincourt in 1415, and Lieutenant-General Sir Alexander Godley’s Anzac corps prepared to capture Passchendaele Ridge in Belgium in 1917.  Both battles, 502 years apart, became urgent because of approaching winter and were coloured by the impact of heavy rain and its resultant intractable mud.

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