January 30

The Australian Flag at the Battle of Polygon Wood


The republican flag changers say our soldiers never fought under the Australian Flag.

Well, this is a post card of a 1917 scene on the battlefield in Belgium. The original post card was titled; "The Battle of Polygon Wood From Original Drawing by A. Pearse, War Artist."

The following description was printed on the reverse of the card:

"One of the most inspiring and historic events during the Battle of Polygon Wood (Belgium), was the planting of the Australian Flag on Anzac Redoubt (German Pill-box), at 7.15 a.m., on September 20th, 1917, by Lieutenant A V L Hull, 18th Battalion.

"He was killed in action three weeks later."


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