B a t t l e O f Y p r e s - 1925
R e l e a sed in its entirety for the first time ever, Battle Of Ypres is the original 1925 British Instructional
Films documentary re-enacting key scenes from the notorious Battle Of Ypres in the actual battle trenches.
The lengthy campaign was largely a murderous stalemate that perfectly demonstrated the horror and
futility of war. A massive 1.7 million soldiers died in the attempt to capture the Belgian town and its
environs over the length of a four year campaign.
The first, second, third and fourth battles of Ypres are all covered as are the key positions of Mesen, Hill
60 and the Passchendaele Ridge - the scene of prolonged and terrible carnage over a mere 900 metres of
A follow-up to the best-selling DVD The Battle Of The Somme (1916), as a representation of war Battle Of
Ypres was not without its controversy; it arguably distorted the grimmer realities of conflict - the
trenchfoot, the maiming and death - into a noble recount of the superiority of the Allies. But, even in this
light, Battle Of Ypres gives us a unique historical reading of one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the
First World War.
The original silent documentary has had an all new soundtrack created from digitally enhanced recordings
of the period as well as the addition of evocative sound effects.
The release comes with two complimentary DVD Bonus Features :-
Ypres The Shell Shattered City Of Flanders
1918 (16 mins)
Shots of the remnants of discernible landmarks amidst the rubbled ruins of Ypres and the ridges to the
North and East of the town. Includes the main square and its Cloth Hall, St. Martin's Cathedral, The Church
Of Saint Jacques and Shrapnel Corner.
Remembrance Day, Ypres 1922 (2 mins)
TOTAL RUNNING TIME - 105 Mins.