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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 wonderful memorial.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank DitchAustralia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Amanda C
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This is must see if you are in the area. The memorial and cemetery are beautifully and tastefully set out, with an almost 360 degree view of the surrounding fields, many of which were battle fields 100 years ago (and, sadly, again in the second world war). To see the French and Australian flags flying together in honour of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Beautifully kept with such a reverence and respect. It is so peaceful to walk around the grounds with a heart of gratitude for all those buried there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Have been waiting to visit this place for 10 years. Now I have and it was truly worth the wait. This memorial is in a stunning location overlooking a valley. A somber and challenging place

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Beaudesert, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We walked to the War Memorial three kilometers from the town. We walked just off the road so probably could have a dedicated track to it, though on our return we did get on a farm track however just isn't clear. The memorial is well looked after and provides a great view from the top. It is a lovely sight... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is written on a sign in the quadrangle of the Victoria School in Villers-Bretonneux. The school also houses a small museum dedicated to WW1 and the sacrifices made by the Australian soldiers (and others). The town has kangaroos and "Australia" all over it - and it made us quite proud and humble at the same time that Australians are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a beautiful monument to the fallen, honouring those that gave their lives. A tribute to the soldiers but also a wonder that so many were sent to their deaths. The monument is a peaceful place overlooking the valley, a wonderful view. There is a lot of building work going on at the moment which when finished will add... More 

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