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13-September-2011
13-September-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A monument commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action whilst serving in the British Commonwealth and Allied Airborne Forces.

Location

Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Front Inscription

Airborne Forces.

     Dedicated
         to the
       Memory 
         of all
those who gave their lives
whilst serving in the British
Commonwealth & Allied Airborne Forces.

'For we are noted for being at once most adventurous in action & most reflective beforehand.  Other men are bold in ignorance, while reflection will stop their onset.  But the bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory & danger alike, & yet not withstanding to go out to meet it. For the whole earth is a sepulchre of famous men ; & their story is not graven only on stone over their native earth but lives on far away, without visible symbol, woven into the stuff of other men`s lives.   Thucydides'

Source: MA,SKP
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