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Coordinates: 50°44′13″N 2°53′59″E / 50.73694°N 2.89972°E / 50.73694; 2.89972

Ploegsteert Wood war cross 1006654786

A Cross of Sacrifice in one of the Ploegsteert Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries

Ploegsteert Wood was a sector of the Western Front in Flanders in World War I, part of the Ypres Salient. After fighting in late 1914 and early 1915, it became a quiet sector where no major action took place. Units were sent here to recuperate and retrain after tougher fighting elsewhere and before returning to take part in more active operations.

British Tommies referred to it as "Plugstreet Wood". There are numerous cemeteries around the wood.

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