Polygon Wood & Tyne Cot, Passchendaele

The Battle of Polygon Wood took place in the second phase of the Third Battle of Ypres

Polygon Wood

View from the Aust. 5th Regiment memorial

 

Tyne Cot is the largest Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in the world and the most important reminder of the Battle of Passchendaele which took place in 1917.   In this battle, one of the most horrible in WW1, more than half a million casualties fell for the gain of only 8 km of ground.

Tyne Cot (Tyne Cottage) Cemetery

 

Tyne Cot

 

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