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A Haunting Reminder

During heavy fighting in September 1917 my Grandfather and his compatriots of the Australian 5th... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Skeney57
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Sydney, Australia
A moving memorial site for NZ and Australians’

A place that has great meaning to those from the Antipodes. Spend some time and try and visualise... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Richard F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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
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
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
Reviewed 18 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

Thank spartaBristol
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
Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Two cemeteries are situated here. A lovely forest to wander around to reflect on the horrors that happened around this area. Wood of peace is nearby where new trees have been planted with name tags one for each soldier that is buried in the nearby...More

Thank NZfour
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Walking around the woods you can only imagine the difficulties and suffering during ww1. It is now an area of peaceful contemplation.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Polygon wood in Flanders is dedicated to the commonwealth soldiers in the 1st world war who sadly lost their lives. It is beautifully maintained. The monument on the hill would be difficult for people with mobility issues to reach on their own. There's a statue...More

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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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