Onto one of the most significant sites for Australians in Belgium - Polygon Wood - and the memorial to the Australian 5th Division, taken with the cost of over 600 men. Walking through the Wood is somewhat creepy (as you would expect) and whilst it is now all overgrown and nothing like it was 90 years ago I'm not sure that I would want to go wandering around in it off the track. There are a couple of preserved bunkers just off the main track and faint outlines of the trench systems. The 5th Division memorial sits at the end of the Wood (marking the final objective) and contains both the Australian and a New Zealand memorial. We had some rain in the morning and there were puddles on the NZ memorial, which eerily were stained red, assumed it had something to do with the make up of the limestone used for the memorial. That said I didn't see this anywhere else.
It's sites like this, Tyne Cot, Theivpal etc that make me think that if there were to ever be ghosts of tortured soles then they would be found here and not in some castle. I wonder what it was like for the locals after the war, I wonder if they have any eerie stories to tell?