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Address: Villers-Bretonneux, France

The memorial is the Australian National Memorial erected to commemorate all...

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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Tranquil place to honour brave souls

Well kept memorial to the fallen soldiers of the First World War. There are not just Australian soldiers buried here, they were from Canada, Ireland, Scotland and England. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
katie e
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well kept memorial to the fallen soldiers of the First World War. There are not just Australian soldiers buried here, they were from Canada, Ireland, Scotland and England. The grounds are beautifully kept and we found the name of my husbands uncle on the far wall, as his body was never found. There is a tower at the end and... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. A very sobering reminder of how many young men gave their lives in what now seems a useless war. The memorial is very well maintained and a fitting reminder of what happened around this hill 100 years ago. The climb to the top of the memorial is worth it. You get a view of the countryside... More 

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a tribute to all the the Soliders that came from the Colonies miles away to small corner of France for our Freedom to pay homage is the most that we can do, 100 years ago we must never forget what sacrifice they did for us, make sure you you include it in tour of the War Graves

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

That's the number of names of missing Australian soldiers that are inscribed on the walls of the Australian National Memorial. If any place can be a fitting tribute to those who have given their lives, then this is it. It's in a spectacular location overlooking many fields where Australian soldiers fought. If you are in the area, you must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

What a great l, well kept and respectful tribute.. I was moved just being there and was so impressed with the amount of effort that has been put in here. If you are nearby it is a must.

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Gympie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Every Australian should visit a place like this. The graves are so well maintained. The climb to the top of the memorial building is worth the effort for the view. There are books so you can see if you have any relatives buried there and where their graves are.

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Bowral, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

What sobering place to visit. As an Australian I was humbled by the loving care shown to this place of huge loss by the local French people. This place in my eyes is not about glorifying war but honouring the people who fought and died to save others. I will always be humbled that so many gave their futures for... More 

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Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This cemetery holds a very personal place in my heart as my great cousin was killed in action 6 days before the war ceased. He was 24 years old and is in an unmarked grave at this site. The curators have done a very good job in preserving this site and it is just a beautiful place. I suggest that... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Did a day trip from Paris catching train to Amiens and then had a Tour Guide pick us up and take us here and to so many different locations and memorials involving Australians. It is a big day and incredible emotional, particularly if you have relatives who have been killed in the Somme Battlefields. The memorial is so beautiful kept... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We visited here in January and were impressed. The site is et out well and deeply respectful to all those Australians who fell in WWI. Lest we forget!

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