The Australian Flag at the Battle of Polygon Wood
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Wednesday, 30 January 2013

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

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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
."