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Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial

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Address: Anzac Parade, Canberra, Australia
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One of the most memorable memorials

We spent 90 minutes walking up and down the ANZAC Parade and this memorial was probably our most memorable. It is thought provoking and the design is excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Pete_Gill_W
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Haslemere
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Haslemere
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 90 minutes walking up and down the ANZAC Parade and this memorial was probably our most memorable. It is thought provoking and the design is excellent.

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Rayong, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial, on Canberra's ANZAC Parade, commemorates the more than 50,000 Australian sailors, soldiers and airmen who served in the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1972. Five hundred and twenty one servicemen died in the war, and their names inscribed on a scroll are sealed into the memorial. The memorial was designed by Tonkin Zulaikha Harford... More 

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Whyalla, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see for all visitors to Canberra. Very original and well worth the short stroll from the War Memorial.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Memorials are often something you look 'at' rather than walk 'in'. This is one where you can step inside and truly reflect on the meaning of the memorial without the impact of the outside world. This makes it quite nice. I think much of the world thinks of Vietnam as an American War, but the Australians were very much involved... More 

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Cronulla, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial is just down the read from the Australian War Memorial and is certainly worth the visit whilst in Canberra!

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Thank MzJenny
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

After our visit to The Australian War Memorial we walked down Anzac Parade to visit the Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial. My husband (who is a returned Vietnam veteran) and I found it a moving memorial with a lot of thought gone into the creation of this memorial. I feel young adult Australians should visit memorials like this to remind... More 

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Albion Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Always stop at this memorial, I find it very moving, the behaviour of some young people toward the returning servicemen was nauseating

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A quite different memorial. You need to go inside to read all the inscriptions and sayings from the war. Scattered around outside are memorials to those soldiers whose remains have recently been recovered. It is so quiet on such a busy location.

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Thank Europahol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

When visiting the War Memorial, walk down Anzac Parade towards the lake to visit this memorial. Etched into the granite is a large helicopter, with quotes and headlines from the wartime period. One can almost hear the rotor blades and the machine gun fire and the cries of "contact". This dark structure brings back memories for anyone who lived through... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

One of the best examples of a fine memorial to those who lost their lives or who were injured in the Vietnam War.

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