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Living History with Mat McLachlan

BONUS: Battle of Passchendaele (Live)

Season 8

Mat hosts a YouTube live event about the Battle of Passchendaele, one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War.


See the video of the live event here: https://youtube.com/live/pfWdbJGaBZ0


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