ADF contingent prepare for Centenary commemorations in Belgium

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ADF contingent prepare for Centenary commemorations in Belgium (1.2 mins)

Australian Defence Force personnel from Australia's Federation Guard are busy practising their drill, and making final preparations for the commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of Polygon Wood in Belgium. The Department of Veterans' Affairs Commemorative Dawn Service will be held at the Fifth Division Memorial, Buttes New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Belgium on 26 September 2017. The Battle of Polygon Wood was fought during the First World War and was a component of the Third Battle of Ypres, or ‘Passchendaele’, and was the 5th Australian Division’s first major battle in Belgium. While the battle was considered a success for the AIF, it cost 5,770 Australian casualties.

Publish Date 12 Sep 2017
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