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Centenary of Poygon Wood Battle (Belgium)


Centenary of Polygon Wood Battle
3 October 1917
Australian casualties: 7188

The battle of Polygon Wood was the I ANZAC component of a larger British and dominion operation staged as part of the third battle of Ypres. This operation was the second of the "Plumer battles", a series of well-planned, limited advances supported by large volumes of artillery, masterminded by the British general Herbert Plumer. The name "Polygon Wood" derived from a young plantation forest that lay along I ANZAC's axis of advance.

The Battle of Polygon Wood was hailed as a great success, but at a terrible cost nevertheless even by the 'accepted' casualty figures of the Western Front. The 4th Australian Division suffered 1,717 casualties. The 5th Australian Division had 5,471 dead and wounded. A very heavy price to pay for a 'fine success'

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