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Address: Anzac Parade, Canberra, Australia
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SIMPLE AND STRIKING

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Dencal1945
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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Muswellbrook, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Just in awe at the sheer magnitude of our forces & there responce to USA decision at the time. The soldier on the Honor roll at the Australian War Memorial so many sent chills down ya spine

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Tewantin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Take the walk down the avenue from the war museum to the Capitol and visit the memorial. It's not the usual type.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I, being a Vietnam Vet in the Infantry..had to pay my respects...it never seems to amaze me the feeling I get when I walk amongst us and the spirits of us drains me into lethargy of weariness I can feel the boys looking and whispering through to my soul. I always come back to pay my respect everytime I come... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I was in Canberra when this Memorial was opened and am happy to see that it is being maintained and not vandalised. It serves as a reminder that this war did exist and 500 plus Australians lost their lives. Although many of us were treated poorly on returning to Australia we were proud of our service to the country.

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MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Situated on Anzac Parade, it is about half distance between Lake Burley Griffin and the Australian War Memorial as one drives towards the AWM. It is a solemn memorial and one famous scene of soldiers waiting to board a chopper to be flown out to combat the enemy has been embossed into the marble. This is not the only memorial... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

In Canberra for a respected Friend's wedding in November 2014, I re-visited the Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial which was unveiled in October 1992, 5 years to the day after the 'Welcome Home' march in Sydney. It's been said that the 1987 March was "for those who came Home, while the Memorial is for those who didn't". If that is... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Spend some time at this really interesting exhibit, makes you realise the sacrifices the Aussis made for us. Easy to get to, also a number of other memorials locally for time to reflect.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

An unbelievable aura surrounds this place. A quiet and sombre place and one my husband (who was in Vietnam) and I return to from time to time. Just can't quite say why?

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