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Australian War Memorial

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This modern war memorial to the Australians who lost their lives in the two world wars is a must see if you are in London and it is easily missed. It is a curved wall of granite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This modern war memorial to the Australians who lost their lives in the two world wars is a must see if you are in London and it is easily missed. It is a curved wall of granite slabs and when you get close you can see they are inscribed with the names of almost 24,000 towns that were the birthplaces... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Australian government has erected a very unique war memorial at Hyde Park corner, at the western end of Constitution Hill. It is easily missed if visitors don't know it is there. Take the tube to Hyde Park Corner and cross over to Wellington Arch and the western corner of Green Park. We saw it on our way back from... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Located in Hyde Park Corner, the Australian war memorial is dedicated to the 102000 Australians who died in WW1 and WW2. The memorial is a semicircular curved wall of grey-green Western Australian granite with the names of 47 battles in which Australia were involved in and the names of the 23,844 towns from which the soldiers were born. Its a... More 

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Perth AUSTRALIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I am a 20 year ex Serviceman of the RAAF and served in Thailand, South Vietnam and Malaysia my Uncle was killed in 1918 in France and to stand in front of this Memorial twice was such an experience I cannot describe, I stood their with Ex-Servicemen and serving members of the RAAF on the eleventh day of the eleventh... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a beautiful memorial in Hyde Park Square reminiscent of the Vietnam Memorial in DC in that there are names inscribed on the memorial and it is set low to the ground. The materials are substantially different however and the names are carved in such a way that they also form the names of locations of battles fought by... More 

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Umina Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Just simply stunning. Somehow I hadn't seen this in my trips to London but walked a different way this time and there it was. It is an absolutely stunning tribute. The curved wall is ghostly with its calming waterfall. I was amazed when I saw the writing on the wall and at a closer look the larger writing was made... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I recommend a visit to this solemn memorial, situated in the corner of Hyde Park. Stand in the centre, look at the memorial at it's height (taller than a person) then look left and right along the walls. It is a fitting place of respect.

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Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Australian War Memorial is in a corner of Hyde Park and is a beautiful tribute to the soldiers that made the ultimate sacrifice in the two great world wars. One of the inscriptions state, "Whatever burden you are to carry we also will shoulder that burden". The very definition of an ally, a friend. Greater love hath no man... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We found this entirely by accident. It's very chilling. I'd never really thought about the Australian war help before (Yes I know) but it really helped put me into my place and inspired an amazon purchase and subsequent reading.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Australia War Memorial is one of several commemorative monuments found at the southeast corner of Hyde Park. This is an monument and touching tribute to the 100,000+ Australians who lost their lives as part of the commonwealth forces during WWI and WWII conflicts. Designed by Janet Laurence and architects from Tonkin Zulaikha Greer in 2003, the Australia Memorial is... More 

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