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    Australian 5th Division Memorial

    by wandeljp Updated Jun 8, 2008

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    The Buttes
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    Australian 5th Division Memorial

    Situated to a highly strategic point, the Polygon bos or Polygon wood, called equally Den Doel, (the goal, in does popular translation of "The Buttes" name employed by the military officers AFTER the memorial construction) to is the object of violent fight notably in September 1917 and spring 1918.

    Today, a mound with to the summit an obelisk commemorates the sacrifice of all these young fallen men in battle here even.

    The architect is Sir Talbot Hobbs, staff officer within the Australian army during the first war that was the designer of this monument (as it was it for five of the six monuments memorials Australian of which the West Australian War Memorial to Perth.

    It there here grouped together 2103 graves of which 1673 of non identified soldiers: 1295 are native of the United Kingdom, 50 are Canadian, 564 Australians, 162 Zealanders and 30 of which the bodies remained of unknown origin.

    On October 4th 2007 took place burial, 90 years after their death, of 5 Australian soldiers identified by DNA analyse after their discoveries at the time of an important official ceremony.

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    Situé à un point hautement stratégique, le Polygone bos ou Bois du Polygone, appelé également Den Doel, (le but, en fait traduction populaire de "The Buttes" appellation employée par les militaires APRÈS la construction du mémorial) à fait l'objet de violents combats notamment en Septembre 1917 et printemps 1918.

    Aujourd'hui, une butte avec au sommet un obélisque commémore le sacrifice de tous ces jeunes hommes tombés au combats ici-même.

    C'est l'architecte Sir Talbot Hobbs, officier d'état-major au sein de l'armée Australienne durant la première guerre qui fût le concepteur de ce monument (comme il le fût pour cinq des six monuments mémoriaux Australiens dont le West Australian War Memorial à Perth.

    Il y a ici regroupé 2103 tombes dont 1673 de soldats non identifiés:
    1295 sont originaires du Royaume Uni, 50 sont Canadiens, 564 Australiens, 162 néo-Zélandais et 30 dont les corps sont restés d'origine inconnue.

    Le 4 octobre 2007 a eu lieu l'enterrement, 90 ans après leur mort, de 5 soldats Australiens identifiés par analyses DNA après leurs découvertes lors d'une importante cérémonie officielle.

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    New Zealand War Mémorial

    by wandeljp Updated Jun 5, 2008

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    October 4th 1917, the troops New Zealanders attack the German positions with a "beautiful" success according to the order: An impressive number of deaths with the enemy, 1200 prisoners and... "only" a fifth one of the attacks (Neo Zealanders) lost.

    Strong of this succeeds, the état-major send back them October 12 to the assault. About it will follow a true butcher shop.

    The some 378 registered names on the monuments are those of the reported missing soldiers on this forehead party!

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    Le 4 octobre 1917, les troupes Néo-Zélandaises attaquent les positions Allemandes avec un "beau" succès selon le commandement: Un nombre impressionnant de morts chez l'ennemi, 1200 prisonniers et ..."seulement" un cinquième des attaquants (Néo-Zélandais) perdus.

    Fort de cette réussit, l'état-major les renvoient le 12 octobre à l'assaut. En suivra une véritable boucherie.

    Les quelques 378 noms inscrits sur le monuments sont ceux des soldats portés disparus sur cette partie du front!

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    Catholic past, Catholic present

    by Pavlik_NL Written Feb 8, 2004

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    Jesus Christ is watching over us

    Through worldwars and revolutions. Through independancy battles and foreign occupation. Flanders is Catholic and will stay Catholic. The churches maybe geting emptier each year, but outside many things remember of this relgion. Crosses, chapels and statues on many corners and junctions.

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    Centre of Zonnebek

    by Pavlik_NL Written Feb 8, 2004

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    Let's not forget the civilian fallen

    The centre of Zonnebeke is not that extremely attractive. With it's mixed modern and conventional styles running into one another it is somewhat chaotic. Next to the church a monument remembers the civil casualties of both world wars. Something one should almost forget having see the thousands and thousands of graves in the war cemetries.

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