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Centenary of the Battle of Amiens

Centenary of the battle of Amiens

Nearly 3,000 guests from the Commonwealth and France gathered in Amiens Cathedral on 8 August, 2018. Local people, but also many high-ranking international personalities, commemorated the centenary of the Battle of Amiens. This episode in the history of WW1, in some ways forgotten in the regional memory, however marks the starting point of the offensive of the hundred days, which led to the allied victory in 1918.
 
Among the personalities who came to the memorial concert were :
- Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
- UK Prime Minister Theresa May
- French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly and Secretary of State to the Minister of the Armed Forces, Geneviève Darrieussecq
- Former German President Joachim Gauck
- Canadian Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Seamus O'Regan
- Australian Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester
- Ireland's Ambassador in France Patricia O'Brien
- The acting Assistant Chef de Mission at the U.S. embassy in Paris, Kristina Kvien.
 

 

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