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Australian War Memorial

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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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We visited the memorial and were extremely impressed with how nice the area was - how well planned it was and the access available. Our guide explained the battle to us and gave... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited the memorial and were extremely impressed with how nice the area was - how well planned it was and the access available. Our guide explained the battle to us and gave us a history of the area. We then found a distant relatives name on the wall & viewed the area from the tower overlooking the battlefields. Lest... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Such a sad place to visit seeing the ages of the young men on the headstones brings the futility of war to the surface. Relatives that visit this sacred place would feel extremely proud and angry at the same time, LEST WE FORGET

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Amazing place, well kept, easy to find, very moving place to visit. IN a town respectful of Fallen Australian Heroes. These grounds are simple yet well kept by the locals, thanks so much

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Norah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Even though we have no known relatives in the cemetery or no direct connection to the First World War, this was still a very emotional visit. To imagine all the young men fighting and dying on these fields was overwhelming. It is an amazing memorial and a huge privilege to spend some time at.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

There are very few words that can describe the importance of this memorial. It is one of the most visually powerful cemeteries in the region - the scene of huge bravery and slaughter. It was a very moving and humbling experience to watch our children place poppies below the list of the missing Australian soldiers from the 24th Infantry Battalion... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A tour to this years ANZAC Service departing Amiens was a disaster with total chaos relating to the departures and also the arrival at the service. After a crawl to get to the service the buses were delayed due to their late arrival with the attendees(many very old) on a number of 50 seater buses told to walk that last... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We drove to Villers-Bretonneux from our holiday cottage near Laon. Neither the town, nor the Australian War Memorial, are hard to find. There were others visiting, but fortunately the atmosphere was quiet and respectful. The memorial is beautifully maintained and impressively laid out. I was surprised to see WW11 gun shot damage purposely left on the buildings. If you are... More 

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

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