The plan was to drive a hole in the German lines and advance to the Belgian Coast in order to capture the German submarine
bases there. The Canadians planned to attack the village little by little, and eventually secure a defensible position at
Passchendaele Ridge This Ridge was a thin wedge between the German positions, leaving the Germans exposed to enemy fire from
all directions. This would have opened a crucial area of the front and taken pressure off of the French Forces. British, Australian,
New Zealand and Canadian forces were all united together in an attempt to defeat the German army. In total, 20,000 members
of the Canadian Corps served in this battle along with the many other soldiers.