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“A simple reminder”
Review of Hill 60

Hill 60
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Wallaroo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“A simple reminder”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Having seen the movie 'Hill 60' it was fitting that we visited this memorial. I am pleased that the area has been fenced off and left as it was after the war. The memorial site is quite simple but explains how trenching teams...Yorkshire and Aussie miners... Dug trenches under the enemy lines and then blew up the hill. This is a popular picnic area but you still get a sense of history.

Visited August 2014
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Yucaipa, California
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A must to visit”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Forget about everything you reed about the cats and the clutter,this place is the real deal! You won't find a better place to get into the trenches and wander as the soldiers did. The place is a must stop.Also the viewers up front have some of the most horrific slides of the horrors of war,don't miss them,so put on your boots ,suck it up and go see what the trenches were really like!

Visited June 2014
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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

If in the area this is a must to visit - what a wonderful story of determination and bravery in WW1. Now a beautiful area to wander, but with the history you can imagine the devastation that would have existed then.

Visited April 2014
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“2250,000 men died on an area the size of a football field”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Hill 60 was created by spoil thrown up from a nearby railway cutting. On a flat landscape, a hill was a valuable vantage point. Hence Hill 60 was fought over fiercely for four years. Sometimes the trenches were less that 20 yards apart and this often resulted in hand to hand combat and grenades being lobbed at each other day and night. Gas was also used. The debris of war, mine craters and shattered bunkers are still visible. This is a quiet and moving place to visit. The many monuments tell their own story.

Visited August 2014
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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“Excellent history but poor management”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

The trenches are a real treat. While not in their pristine condition, they are by far the best examples we went to. The wooded area in which the trenches are located also contains some of the original tree stumps that are battered with bullet fire and shell blasts.
Unfortunately, while the museum stocks some very good historical pieces, it resembles more the cluttered house of a hoarder than a well thought out museum. It's all a bit of a jumble and somewhat disappointing. Beware that there are also a lot of household cats roaming the café and museum, probably best to avoid the indoor areas if you are allergic!
Overall a good place for history but don't expect too much from the museum. The trenches are the real treat!

Visited June 2014
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