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Took family from New Zealand to cemetery and battleground where so many lost their lives in a matter of hours
The number of gravestones without names is a sobering moment for contemplation
Little parking but normally able to find a space
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 good.