Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke

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Polygon Wood
Map showing the location of Polygon Wood
Map showing the location of Polygon Wood
Location in Belgium
Geography
Location West Flanders, Belgium
Coordinates 50°51′6″N 2°59′11″E / 50.85167°N 2.98639°E / 50.85167; 2.98639Coordinates: 50°51′6″N 2°59′11″E / 50.85167°N 2.98639°E / 50.85167; 2.98639

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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