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Ceremonies mark centenary of First World War battle that left half a million dead

  • Video report by ITV Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

It was one of the bloodiest campaigns of the first world war. 100 years ago, the Battle of Passchendaele began. By the time it ended three months later, half a million men had been killed, wounded or had gone missing.

Today, people have gathered at home and across the Channel to remember the bravery of those soldiers.

Malcolm Robertson's report looks at the impact Passchendaele had back here in the East.