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Fifth Battle of Ypres
Part of the Western Front of the First World War
Western front 1918 allied

Map of the final Allied offensives on the Western Front, 1918
Date 28 September – 2 October 1918
Location 50°54′1″N 3°1′16″E / 50.90028°N 3.02111°E / 50.90028; 3.02111 (Passchendaele (Passendale))Coordinates: 50°54′1″N 3°1′16″E / 50.90028°N 3.02111°E / 50.90028; 3.02111 (Passchendaele (Passendale))
Result Allied victory
Belligerents
 Belgium
United Kingdom United Kingdom
France France
 United States
 Canada
Commanders and leaders
Belgium King Albert I
United Kingdom Herbert Plumer
France Jean Degoutte
German Empire Erich Ludendorff
German Empire Crown Prince Rupprecht
German Empire Sixt von Armin
Strength
28 divisions 16 divisions
Casualties and losses
United Kingdom 4,685
Belgium 4,500
 Canada 200
10,000 POW
300 guns
600 machine guns

The Fifth Battle of Ypres, also called the Advance of Flanders and the Battle of the Peaks of Flanders (French: Bataille des Crêtes de Flandres) is an informal name used to identify a series of battles in northern France and southern Belgium from late September to October 1918.

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