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Address: Villers-Bretonneux, France
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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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The Australian war memorial at Villers is a must do if you are in the Somme I was very interested to visit this memorial as it is a big part of our history and it was great to... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Australian war memorial at Villers is a must do if you are in the Somme I was very interested to visit this memorial as it is a big part of our history and it was great to get an idea just what went on in WW1 I would recommend this highly

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in an area of France that has enormous significance for Australians, this memorial is Australia's National Memorial and is on the Australian Remembrance Trail. Located just outside the small village of Villers-Bretonneux on D23 it is a must visit site for all Australians. It sits in a field that was once part of the Battle for Villers-Bretonneux which took... More 

Thank gtrav3806
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The day was overcast and drizzled on and off, regardless, the memorial was beautiful and a breathtaking tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives. The surrounding land was just beautiful, a picturesque location. Be sure to take your time and walk along the rows of headstones, climb the tower and sit in the rotundas. The memorial is outside the... More 

Thank Ryan L
Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

For any Australian even those not that interested in history will find this a moving and beautiful experience. Quite easy to reach with hour long train journey from Paris to Amiens and then 10 minute train journey to Villers Bretonneux. For those able bodied wandering through the town with all its Australian references and tributes is well worth the walk.... More 

Thank LozatWoz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

As I stood in front on my Father's Brothers grave after laying two crosses in memorium to him and all his mates who died in this area during the first World War, it brought all the senseless waste of lives in this conflict. He was only 18 years old when killed on 30th March 1918 he was with 33rd Battalion... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Being an Australian, it was a privilege to be able to visit and experience this amazing memorial. Seeing all of the graves and names on the wall sends goosebumps through your body, and the view from the top of the tower provides a commanding view of the French countryside surroundings. Definitely a must-do.

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The Villers Bretonneux Cemetery & Australian memorial is a must visit. 11 000 names are on the wall that have no known grave. Make sure you climb the memorial to get an over view of the land. As you view to Amiens from the tower, you should picture the Aussie boys commencing their counter attack on Villers Bretonneux on 24th... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

If your an Australian and your in this region you owe it to yourself and your country to visit this site. Moving.

Thank Kevy_wanderlust
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We drove from Reims which is about 90mins and walked around the memorial and up the tower. It really makes you feel thankful for these men who risked everything for our lives today. Walking around the graves, the men are so young! We go to Anzac services every year and this was the most proud I felt to be Aussie.... More 

Thank Boater81
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A large cemetery in front of a well designed memorial with some beautiful supporting architecture. The Cemetary is beautifully maintained (as it should be). I gather the Aust. government is planning a Visitor Centre, which would be appropriate.

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