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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 true mark of respect for the fallen war heroes

This is a very special place. Is is exceptionally well looked after and shows the strong links between Australia and France. It is worth the climb to the top of the memorial tower... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Busselton, Australia
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Busselton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a very special place. Is is exceptionally well looked after and shows the strong links between Australia and France. It is worth the climb to the top of the memorial tower to survey the beautiful countryside. The Australian War Memorial is on the outskirts of town and we found that it was not easily sign posted. Several of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited this memorial on one of the worst days (weather-wise) we could have - pouring with rain and blowing a gale. However, as with all of the Commonwealth grave sites it was extremely well kept and a poignant reminder of the loss of so many young men and so far away from their home country. Its location on the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were so impressed with the upkeep of this special place. The access to it is well marked, lots of parking. We walked all the way to the top. To see the young lives lost is hard to bear, they have given the most precious gift, their lives. LEST WE FORGET

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Short 10 min train trip from Amiens. Quiet little town interesting with the Australian flags and kangaroos all over. The Franco Australien museum currently in one of the Victoria School rooms as museum being renovated. Some interesting memorabilia from WW1 esp if Australian. Easy wheelchair to VB, access from Amiens platform 1 arrival side but couldn't find easy access on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The Australian War Memorial at Villers Bretonneux is very impressive. The location on a hill makes the surrounding countryside very visible. Its a striking monument and very beautiful in a stark way. I found the experience very moving and it was lovely to be there virtually on our own. Highly recommended.

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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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