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Australian War Memorial

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Australian War Memorial

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Ian C wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom23,995 contributions1,254 helpful votes
It is interesting to see the development of war memorials from traditional statues and cenotaphs to modern ones which are thoughtful and connected into the landscape. The island at Hyde Park Corner has two of these, appropriately to the near-neighbours Australia and New Zealand. The Australian Memorial is a curved wall of grey-green Australian granite slabs at one edge of the Hyde Park piazza in which are inscribed the names of the towns in which the 102,000 Australian servicemen and women who died were born. It fits so naturally into the landscape that it easy to miss it, but please don't.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Nicholas H wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom20,643 contributions850 helpful votes
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This and the New Zealand Memorial opposite it are great examples of modern tributes to fallen soldiers. Created in grey slate panels, it lists all the military engagements fought by Australian personnel and even more heart rending, the names of almost 24,000 towns where they were born. Very hard not to shed a tear looking at this and very definitely somewhere to take a little time to think of the sacrifice made by so many brave Australians.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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BigHugh51 wrote a review Dec 2019
Adelaide, Australia3,632 contributions1,085 helpful votes
One day, during our most recent stay in London, we had walked through Green Park and up towards Hyde Park Corner. After visiting the Bomber Command Memorial at the top of Green Park, we made our way over to Hyde Park Corner, where we took a few minutes to have a look at the Australian War Memorial and to pay our respects. The expansive memorial consists of a series of panels on which are inscribed the names and towns of origins of Australians who died in action during both World War One and World War Two. Being Australians, we viewed this wonderful memorial with mixed feelings of pride and great sadness.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Archaeobuff wrote a review Nov 2019
Sydney, Australia1,669 contributions406 helpful votes
The Australian memorial to the fallen of two world wars with all the location names and their battles. The three forces are depicted here. A recent addition to this part of London it, worryingly, has plenty of empty stones at one end. Let us hope they are not needed. Bougainville, where my father fought, is there along with Megiddo (alias Armageddon) in Israel which acknowledges the cavalry charge (successful) of the Australian Light Horsemen at Beer Sheva nearby.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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IAN D wrote a review Nov 2019
Wigan, United Kingdom17,950 contributions3,110 helpful votes
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This memorial commemorates the armed forces Of Australia who served in the two world wars. It lists the names of the towns in which they were born. Some 23844 towns named
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Date of experience: November 2019
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