5th Division Memorial at Polygon Wood

Running time
1 min 2 sec
Place made
Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres, Zonnebeke, Polygon Wood
Copyright
Australian War Memorial

This short silent film shows the recently completed Fifth Australian Division Memorial at Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, c.1919.

This short silent film shows the recently completed Fifth Australian Division Memorial at Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, c.1919.

Text description

[On a black screen text inside a plain white border reads, "5th Division Memorial at Polygon Wood."

A tall obelisk of pale bricks stands at the end of a path. Two dark figures stand at the base. Beyond the tower, barren dark land stretches to the horizon. Four soldiers file up stairs and walk across a grassy hill to the obelisk.

The Rising Sun badge appears in white on a black screen. A semicircle of sword and bayonet blades arches over a crown. Below, two curved scrolls read "Australian Commonwealth Military Forces".]

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