Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke

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Polygon Wood is a forest located between Ypres and Zonnebeke, Belgium.

In the First Battle of Ypres and later at The Battle of Polygon Wood it was a significant First World War battlefield in the Battle of Passchendaele. It was captured by the Australian 5th Division on September 26, 1917 as part of the Battle of Menin Road. Close to Polygon Wood is the Vampire dugout.


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Coordinates: 50°51′6″N 2°59′11″E / 50.85167°N 2.98639°E / 50.85167; 2.98639