Battle of Polygon Wood

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Battle of Polygon Wood
Part of the Battle of Passchendaele
Australian infantry small box respirators Ypres 1917.jpg
Australian soldiers wearing gas masks
Date September 26 – 27, 1917
Location Polygon Wood, Flanders
Result Allied victory
Participants
 United Kingdom
Australia Australia
 German Empire
Commanders and leaders
United Kingdom Herbert Plumer German Empire Erich Ludendorff
Strength
7 British divisions
2 Australian divisions[1]
Unknown
Casualties and losses
Australia: 5,770[1] Unknown, but many.

The Battle of Polygon Wood was a small battle that took place in World War I. It happened during the second part of the Battle of Passchendaele. Most of the battle was fought in an area named Polygon Wood, near Ypres, Belgium.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Bean p. 794

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  • Bean, Charles (1941). The AIF in France:1917, The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914–1918. 4. pp. 794–795.

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