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Vast grounds

The battle of Polygon wood is a must for any ANZAC. Ensure you take the long road in and walk the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
crakyl
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Wollongong, Australia
Cemetry and Woods a tribute to those lost at war

Another reminder of so many that gave their lives. Lovely woods with well marked footpaths to walk... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
helgre2016
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Zonnebeke, Belgium
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The battle of Polygon wood is a must for any ANZAC. Ensure you take the long road in and walk the tracks of our past. Old shelters, trenches and cemeteries are all worth visiting... solemn reminder

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Another reminder of so many that gave their lives. Lovely woods with well marked footpaths to walk around.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Has Information boards at the cemetery telling you all about the cemetery and woods. A must visit walked in the woods and you come across old bunkers. A very well kept cemetery. A must visit to pay your respects.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

During heavy fighting in September 1917 my Grandfather and his compatriots of the Australian 5th Division recaptured the "Woods" which by that time had been completely decimated. Today , a 100 years on the forest has been re-birthed and the Cemeteries are pristine and orderly...More

Thank Skeney57
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

A place that has great meaning to those from the Antipodes. Spend some time and try and visualise the woods without any standing trees. Take a visit to the cafe right next door, and check the history and items recovered by locals since war time.

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I visited Polygon Wood in September 2017 for the Commemoration Service for the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Polygon Wood. My husband's Uncle is buried in this cemetery. It is only a few kilometers from the town of Ypres. It is extremely well...More

Thank Jan C
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

The Polygon Wood Cemetery, along with the New Zealand Memorial across the road, were smaller, yet equally moving War Commonwealth cemeteries. Polygon Wood is the smaller of the two, an in-place burial ground that highlights how even the most disorganized, impromptu burial sites from mid-campaign...More

Thank Aaron H
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

It was good to walk up to the memorial and walk among the fallen. Polygon wood is a peaceful place to stroll through, although I could not find the bunkers that were meant to be in here. Easy to imagine the horrors that took place...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Having previously visited Polygon Wood to follow the story of my Great Great Uncle who died here, it was important to come back to mark the 100th anniversary of his death. This I have just done, and it was with surprise and delight that I...More

Thank FiShep
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must if you're Australian. There are many graves here and a lot of them are Australian. The memorial is here too - there are actually 2 cemeteries, one big post war orderly cemetery and the one across the road, much smaller and...More

Thank sallysteer
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Directions above are good ... I recommend purchase of Michellin's Book of maps of the Western Front especially if you are visiting other parts in France ... also Major and Mr's Holt's various maps of the different areas are... More
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