Had to be green at some point, didn't it?
If that was a serious comment; WWI did not start in 1917 (in the same way that despite what Pearl Harbor and Ben Affleck would have us believe, WWII did not start in December 1941).
The battle of Passchendaele was the third battle of Ypres - and this area had been fought over since 1914.
The landscape was cratered and charred as a result. The subsequent rains in the summer of 1917 turned that brown lunar landscape into a bog that literally swallowed up the wounded and those simply too exhausted to carry on.
Was it green at some point? Yes I'm sure in the early summer of 1914 it was a green and pleasant land.....
Sorry. Poor attempt at humor. I was thinking along the lines of the movie Help! when Paul said, "It's green in some places, you know!"
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