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New Zealand Ypres Day Tour from Arras
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Zonnebeke, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

The craters created from the explosions of enemy tunnels and trenches are still evident but a peaceful wooded area is all that remains of the devastation caused by shelling during the third battle of Ypres during WWI.

Thank loubelle64
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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...More

Thank Rooombiter
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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...More

Thank Noel M
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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....More

1  Thank tony c
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
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
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...More

Thank Sandy M
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...More

1  Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 4 August 2016

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

1  Thank Shona P
Reviewed 31 July 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...More

1  Thank Ashley S
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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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