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Australian War Memorial

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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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A must visit for every Australian

We caught a train from Gare do Nord to Amiens then changed trains to Villers Bretonneux it was an enjoyable 3 km walk to the memorial along quiet country roads The town is very... read more

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Dingley Village, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We caught a train from Gare do Nord to Amiens then changed trains to Villers Bretonneux it was an enjoyable 3 km walk to the memorial along quiet country roads The town is very quiet and peaceful with some nice bakeries and pubs. After arriving at the memorial we were so moved by the beauty and history of the place... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Australian War Memorial is a must for all Australians. Paying homage to those that defended our freedom is a very moving experience. Beautiful grounds and highly moving landscape. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens the memorial itself is impressive and the bullet holes from world war two just add to the eery feeling. Food for the soul,

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a bit of work being undertaken at the moment with the construction of the Sir John Monash visitor centre so be prepared for a little dirt and dust. This is the main memorial to all Australians who were killed on the Western Front during the Great War. This was again designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens (think Theipval) and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

We visited the Australian War Memorial on a summers day soon after the 100th Anniversay of the battle of the Somme. My grandfather fought at Pozires and so it was a very moving experience to be here to honour his sacrifice.

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Port Kennedy, Australia
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

A very moving place to visit, when you walk up to wards the memorial through the cemetery you read some of the headstones of the people who gave their lives for our freedom. They are currently building more amenities ( toilets) and a new museum at the back of the memorial, it will be called the sir john Monash interpretive... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited here not really knowing what to expect. The memorial is a fitting tribute, and there are a couple of panels of information which explain the site, the fighting around V-B and the broader context of the Western Front. Make sure you walk up the stairs to the view from the top of the memorial, looking... More 

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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Visited the Australian war memorial on a very cold day in October and was amazed how they survived in the conditions they were subjected to during WW1. A very fitting and beautiful memorial for those who lost their lives fighting for our country. The grounds are a very moving tribute and is a must see if you travel to this... More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I didn't think of coming here, it was another couple in our group that suggested it. Glad they did. Worth a look, but there is no public transport to or from here. We had to walk from the small town Amiens. There are tour guides around this area as there are a number of war memorials.

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Well maintained and a stunning memorial to honor the lives of those who sacrificed their own. A must see for anyone from a Commonwealth country

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

As an Australian with a grandfather that fought and was injured during the First World War here at Fromelles I wanted to come to this memorial to pay my respects to the fallen. It is quite a beautiful memorial and very well maintained. We climbed to the top of the tower to see the view over the valley. This part... More 

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