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Battle of Polygon Wood

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Address: Zonnebeke, Belgium
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Another fabulous memorial in Flanders

If you know anything about the battle of Third Ypres and the campaign to take the Passchendaele ridge you will be familiar with Polygon Wood and the hell that men went through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you know anything about the battle of Third Ypres and the campaign to take the Passchendaele ridge you will be familiar with Polygon Wood and the hell that men went through here. The Australian memorial is in the now peaceful wood on top of the Butte where so many died. You can still see the marks in the foliage... More 

Thank Rooombiter
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8 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Observed a moving Anzac Dawn Service at Polygon Wood. Very well run, not just the service but also the logistics of running a bus shuttle, breakfast, etc. The locals have a great deal of respect for Australians and Kiwis and it shows. That respect is returned in spades.

Thank Noel M
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The statue of a kilted Highlander will be the first and only memorial dedicated specifically to the Black Watch fallen of the Great War and it is the only statue being erected by any of the Scottish regiments during the four years of commemorative events. Black Watch Corner saw remnants of 1st Battalion taking part in a successful ground-holding action.... More 

Thank tony c
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I visited here soon after the 100th Anniversary celebrations of the Battle of the Somme, The location of this memorial is in a wooded area and so thus fits the name of the location perfectly. It is a beautiful memorial to the fallen.

1 Thank Pechfoodlover
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We had a quiet walk through the woods as we approached the cemetery and the memorial. Clearly the regrow tho of the forest masks the devastion of the area 100 years ago. The cemetery and monument are very well maintained.

Thank Carol S
Gloucester, Australia
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

As it was time for coffee we stopped at a small cafe near Polygon Wood called Anzac Rest. After ordering and drinking our coffee I was browsing around the amazing amount of memorabilia housed in the cafe when the owner, Johan Vandewalle invited us to view his small museum upstairs. Wow! An astonishing collection! This man's life passion has been... More 

Thank Sandy M
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I am told by local Australian guides operating in flanders fields that the ANZAC day ceremony at Polygon Wood is a very moving and intimate service. Coupled with the amazing respect shown by the local Belgians toward the Australian cemetery you cannot help but understand why the ANZAC's fought so hard here. It was the good fight and a fight... More 

1 Thank Bruce F
Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Worth a visit if you are a New Zealander - straight across the road from the Buttes British Cemetery

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

The Polygon Wood area is the site of a battle (now a wooded preserve with some walking paths), and two cemeteries. The Polygon Wood Cemetery is quite small and is situated just behind some houses, and across the street you have the much larger Buttes New British Cemetery with the New Zealand memorial on man-made butte that dates from before... More 

1 Thank Ashley S
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Walk through the Polygon Wood from the road to Buttes New British Cemetery and 5th Australian Division Memorial and look at the woods today and then look at a photo of the woods after the bombing in WW1 to really appreciate ... then spend time viewing the graves HINT: Research a couple of soldiers before going .... Queenslanders research and... More 

Thank Colin S

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