Artificial rain falls on the 'Mud Soldier' statue, which is sculpted from sand and mud from Passchendaele, during the unveiling ceremony on the North Terrace of Trafalgar Square in central London. Photo: AFP Artificial rain falls on the 'Mud Soldier' statue, which is sculpted from sand and mud from Passchendaele, during the unveiling ceremony on the North Terrace of Trafalgar Square in central London. Photo: AFP
Artificial rain falls on the 'Mud Soldier' statue, which is sculpted from sand and mud from Passchendaele, during the unveiling ceremony on the North Terrace of Trafalgar Square in central London. Photo: AFP

Battle of Passchendaele 100 years ago sums up horrors of the first world war

Monday marks the centennial of the start of the Allied offensive, which ended up barely moving the front line

Artificial rain falls on the 'Mud Soldier' statue, which is sculpted from sand and mud from Passchendaele, during the unveiling ceremony on the North Terrace of Trafalgar Square in central London. Photo: AFP Artificial rain falls on the 'Mud Soldier' statue, which is sculpted from sand and mud from Passchendaele, during the unveiling ceremony on the North Terrace of Trafalgar Square in central London. Photo: AFP
Artificial rain falls on the 'Mud Soldier' statue, which is sculpted from sand and mud from Passchendaele, during the unveiling ceremony on the North Terrace of Trafalgar Square in central London. Photo: AFP
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