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Australian War Memorial

Villers-Bretonneux, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Newcastle, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

For those travellers who wish to travel with memorable experiences and real meaning, time spent at the Australian War Memorial is compulsory. We visited with our teenage son and our entire family were in awe at the amazing sacrifice made by the thousands of Australians who saved France and more specifically the local area. A sombre mood comes over you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Commonwealth cemetery and the Australian Memorial to the Missing of the Great War is truly a place of beauty and tranquility for the fallen of the battles of the last year of the Great War. This area is located on the actual ground where the Australian's halted the German advance on Amiens in 1918. We were blessed to visit... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A visit to this Memorial is a very humbling experience. It is so peaceful and beautiful at the same time. The grounds are extremely well cared for and are so green. It is a very memorable experience.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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247 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is one of the most powerful, and well placed, cemeteries of the area, and with strong meaning for anyone with Australian connections. The Australian memorial is well worth climbing the steps to get the best view and to try to understand the landscape.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I am not a serial visitor to Cemetery's, but over time I have visited quite a few WW1 and WW2 on various holiday to France and Belgium. I must admit in terms of a location this monument is the best I have visited. Set on an exposed hill, with dramatic 360 degree views and an open tower to climb to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A very moving place when reading the grave markers and seeing the number of 'Known to God' plaques of those unidentified Australians who lost their lives in the area during World War 1.

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Yackandandah, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We lucked out as we drove up to the memorial on Anzac Day this year. A new section of the memorial was being commemorated and top brass were over from Australia, complete with brass bad and soldier contingent! This was followed up with champagne in the mayors office....not something that would be done normally. However it did not take away... More

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australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We really enjoyed our time at the war memorial. We had to go on a Saturday so the school wasn't open. We left Paris and caught the train to Amiens and wanted to get another train to Villers Bretonneux. However, they were doing works on many lines and the train to VB wasn't working. Very frustrating. We ended up getting... More

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Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The locals and Australian DVA together make a visit here an informative and respectful event. The organisation for ANZAC Day was very efficient. We arrived at the Village of Fuilloy by car at 4.15 and were able to find a park and walk to the Memorial in time for the Dawn Service. It was freezing cold so wear plenty of... More

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Gold Coast Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Very moving a must see a wonderful tribute to the fullen soldiers beautiful setting for peace now in this country. Beautiful drive from Paris in the country side wonderful little villages along the way.

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