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Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial

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Address: Anzac Parade, Canberra, Australia
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VietNam war reminder

A reminder of what went on when many of us were too young to realise the implications both in Asutralia and abroad. recognition of those who served.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A reminder of what went on when many of us were too young to realise the implications both in Asutralia and abroad. recognition of those who served.

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Bungendore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

All the memorials on Anzac Parade are really good. But there really is something about this one. It maybe that having it played out on our TV screens the large image of the helicopter doing a ;dustoff' etched into the granite panel, is so modern, fresh and yet full of meaning. it is good art as well as telling a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This memorial is one of several along Anzac Parade that commemorates wars over the years. There is a scroll with the names of soldiers who died enclosed in one of the walls of the memorial. You can sit on the benches and just spend a few quiet moments at the memorial. I suggest you park your car on the roadside... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

An amazing memorial to all those of served in the Vietnam conflict. Organise a volunteer guide to interpret the memorial for you.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Without any question the art and skill of sympathetically marking the loss of a nation (and its allies) rests in Australia. This has no edge of glorifying war nor (in my opinion) is it any form of recruiting sergeant for the armed forces. What it achieves is a deeply moving experience which (particularly for a Brit) shows some of the... More 

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Easy to access because you can see when you drive through. So not so far from Australia War Memorial. This place look like the monument, don't have any building. You can take 5-10minutes.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I found the Vietnam War memorial the most touching and sculpturally striking. Reading passages off the wall, you could hear the words and envisage the times - here are some… “More than 750,000 men turned 20 during the years of the war…a ballet - with marbles spun in a barrel was used to help select those for conscription.” “Then someone... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

There's a lovely 1.5 km wheelchair accessible path through the gardens. It's quite a unique and very Australian garden with plenty of lovely spots to stop and reflect on the way. There's a lovely café either at the start or end to sit and have a meal or coffee. Well worth a look.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Although I was in National Service during the Vietnam conflict I did not serve in that theatre. However, I have a great deal respect for the troops who did. This is a simple but telling monument which every visitor, particularly an Australian, shold visit.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Having been a Vietnam Vet I was extremely impressed with the display So memories came back as the helicopter gunships were so well presented with all the sounds to accompany the display. I was there in 1969 but all of a sudden I was back there again reliving the memories.

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