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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 Dawn Service 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... read more

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The memorial was very well set out and a credit to both Governments who administer and care for it. We were there for the Dawn Service on the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli and there were almost double the amount of people there than expected (almost 8 or 9000). It was wet and cold but the organization wasn't too bad. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went to the ANZAC Day dawn service here. This place is life-changing. A definitely must see of any Aussie who is anywhere near the place. The dawn service was very moving and I would love to go to an ANZAC Day service there again. What our soldiers went through during the Great War was incredible

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you Australian and every have the chance to visit France, then a visit to Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux is a must. If it is an emotional experience then so be it - just look at the walls containing nearly 11,000 names of Australian soldiers who have no known grave.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A must visit for all Australians at some time in their life. Very moving place to be which brings a tear to the eye on more than one occasion.

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Umina Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is an outstanding Memoral and Full credit for it and the regular maintenance goes to The Commonwealth War Graves who care for all Commonwealth Cemeteries where Australian and other Commonwealth Heroes rest. If you have the time I recommend you hire a car and visit the surrounding towns and some of the many other War Memorials, the driving is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

As you drive into the village of Villers-Bretonneux from the direction of Amiens, there is a large sign on the side of the road featuring a stylized kangaroo with the message 'L'Australie en Picardie". It's almost a home away from home! A left turn on to the D23 and it's a short drive to the Australian War Memorial. When I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is such a soul-defining moment for any Australian. The peace of the memorial and surrounding countryside makes it hard to believe the horrendous experiences of young soldiers.

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Tumut, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I would like to thank the people who maintain this Memorial. I can not add anything that has not been said in other review's

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A beautiful war memorial dedicated to the those who gave their life. It's a great tribute to a war that is often seen as pointless. The story is often overlooked in Australia but has a victorious outcome. A highly recommended place to visit alongside the surrounding areas. Rest in peace.

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