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Address: Villers-Bretonneux, France
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Description: The memorial is the Australian National Memorial erected to commemorate...
The memorial is the Australian National Memorial erected to commemorate all Australian soldiers who fought in France and Belgium during the First World War, to their dead, and especially to name those of the dead whose graves are not known. This memorial stands within Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery.
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Anzac Day 2015

Was a wonderful humbling experience to attend a dawn service at this venue, one I can highly recommend for those that wish to pay respect to those that fought in the region. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Was a wonderful humbling experience to attend a dawn service at this venue, one I can highly recommend for those that wish to pay respect to those that fought in the region. We did as part of a day tour out of Paris then toured the Somme. You don't need to take a tour, it's easy to get to out... More 

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Sydney, NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The whole region is dotted with cemeteries because this is at the heart of the Western Front battlefields. But this is where the Australian Corps memorial is located, Beautifully maintained by locals who continue to respect what the tigers were willing to do to help - like every Commonwealth War Grave its peaceful, touching and moving - and its easy... More 

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Bunbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Visited this wonderful Memorial as part of a Somme Battlefields Tour. I can confidently say it was one of the memorable experiences I have ever had - just to stand at the top of the tower and look out at the thousands of hectares of fields surrounding the Memorial and try to imagine to devastation that took place! The Australian... More 

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Perugia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

As an Australian it is a must see and a moving moment not far from paris and the location well it is breath taking in many ways

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Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We visited this war cemetery and it was such a moving experience. When you look at the age of some of the young men that gave their lives it really hits home. This memorial is such a credit to our government and the French government and is kept beautifully. Very emotional but something that will stay with us forever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We went to the Anzac Day Dawn Service here this year (2015). What an incredible experience it was and made me proud to be an Australian. The service itself was an incredibly moving experience. I would arrive early, say around 3.30-4.00AM if you want to get a seat tho. We were lucky enough to spend a few days in Amiens... More 

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perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

it was raining,cold and so moving. it gives you for a moment the sort of hell those young anzacs have endured to allow to write review because thanks to them we enjoy much freedom. the centenary ceremonies will go on for the rest of this year at least. higlky recommended. bring a tissu. loved it

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This monument is beautifully set near Villers-Bretonneux, but sobering as you consider the sacrifice of the men buried in the cemetery and the 11,000 Australians commemorated with no known grave. For Canadian visitors you will want to visit the grave stone of Lieutenant Jean Brillant who was awarded both a Victoria Cross and Military Cross for his gallantry (several hundred... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a great memorial but more than that, the story of the Australians and others who fought in and around the Somme in WW1 is amazing and I find it just as remarkable as the Gallipoli conflict, or even more so. Not only is it a remarkable story of horrendous conditions and appalling waste but it is also of... More 

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Healesville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A moving ceremony in a beautiful resting place. Well done to the organisers who managed a large crowd in wet conditions. Who would dare to complain when we remember what the diggers went through. The local service at Villers Bretonneux was equally moving as was the hospitality of the community. A big thanks to Mr Kebab for the hot lentil... More 

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Address: Address: Villers-Bretonneux, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Picardy  >  Somme  >  Villers-Bretonneux

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