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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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169 reviews 169 reviews
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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South Hedland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We caught a cab from the Franco-Australien Museum in Villers-Bretonneux to the Aussie War Memorial just out town. We were greeted by a stunningly beautiful façade of marble buildings running uphill to a beautifully kept cemetery, gleaming tower & memorial walls of the fallen. An absolute credit to the people & government of France it must be said of this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is a well laid out and tended war memorial area. From the top of the tower you can look in any direction and see many WW1 strategic battle sites. From Amiens to Le Hamel. The flat of the land and how any elevation in the landscape was an advantage to whoever held it. You can also see the damaged... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Beautiful and solemn site, beautifully kept. Climb to the top of the tower for some great views not only of the cemetery but also the surrounding countryside.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Something every Australian must try and see in their lifetime. A very humbling experience as you reflect on the sacrifices which were made during WW1. Amazing to see after all this time how the French remain genuinely grateful in this beautiful part of France without all the usual commercialisation. Make sure you also visit nearby memorials such as that on... More 

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