Battle of Polygon Wood. The Battle of Polygon Wood took place during the second phase of the Third battle of Ypres in World War I and was fought near Ypres in Belgium 26 September – 3 October 1917, in the area from the Menin Road to Polygon Wood and thence north, to the area beyond St.
Julien. [Note 1] Much of the woodland had been destroyed by the huge quantity of shellfire from both sides since 16 July and the area had changed hands several times. General Herbert Plumer continued the series of British general attacks with limited objectives. Chemins d'Histoire - Battlefield Tours - Australian Tours - Visites guidées des champs de Bataille : Somme - Picardie - Artois. 30th Battalion: Australian War Memorial.
The 30th Battalion was raised as part of the 8th Brigade at Liverpool in New South Wales on 5 August 1915.
Most of its recruits hailed from the Newcastle region and other parts of country New South Wales, but almost an entire company was composed of former RAN ratings from Victoria. The 8th Brigade joined the newly raised 5th Australian Division in Egypt and proceeded to France, destined for the Western Front, in June 1916. The 30th Battalion’s first major battle was at Fromelles on 19 July 1916.
Australian War Memorial - First World War Official Histories. < Previous | Next > Digitised records > First World War Official Histories | Second World War Official Histories The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914–1918 is a 12-volume series covering Australia’s involvement in the First World War.
The series was edited by the official historian Charles Bean, who also wrote six of the volumes, and was published between 1920 and 1942. The books, with their familiar covers, “the colour of dried blood” in the words of one reviewer, rapidly became highly regarded internationally. Bean’s work established the tradition and set the standard for all subsequent Australian official war histories. The Battles of the Somme 1916.