Polygon Wood – Podcast

Following on from the success of the Battle of Menin Road, the 4th and 5th Australian Divisions took over from the 1st and 2nd Divisions to launch the attack at Polygon Wood. But the day before the battle is to commence, a strong German counter attack seized the ground which elements of the 15th Brigade were to attack from. It was a precarious situation which needed to be rectified immediately or else the whole attack could be thrown into confusion.

This podcast episode is by Warwick O’Neill from the Australian Military History podcast.

Maps of the Battle

These maps are very useful for following the narrative of the battle described in the podcast episode.

Polygon and Zonnebeek Map
Nonne Bosschen Map
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Troops at 8am
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