The centenary of one of the First World War's bloodiest battles will be marked by commemorations in Wales and Belgium, First Minister Carwyn Jones has revealed.
Mr Jones, who launched a programme of events on Thursday to mark 100 years since the First World War, said the central focus for this year's commemoration would be the battle of Passchendaele.
More than half a million troops - 325,000 Allied troops and 260,000 Germans - died in the battle, officially known as the Third Battle of Ypres, in the West Flanders region of northern Belgium in 1917.
Among those to fight in the battle that claimed the lives of many Welsh soldiers, was the renowned Welsh language poet, Hedd Wyn, who is buried at the nearby Artillery Wood cemetery, close to Ypres.
The Welsh events will take place alongside other commemorations planned by the UK Government.