The great German Spring Offensive was launched on 21 March 1918 with the aim of separating the French from the British armies. The Allies thus held an urgent meeting in Doullens and decided to create an Inter-Allied Single Comand. Foch was given the task of "coordinating the action of Allied armies on the Western Front" and later appointed Commander-in Chief of the Allied Armies in France.
As part of the 100th anniversary of the Inter-Alied Single Command, many commemorative events are being held in Doullens and Abbeville
Programme of events
March 24, 2018: Commemorative events in Abbeville.
March 25, 2018: Official Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Inter-Allied Single Command
- Mass - Procession to the war memorial in vintage costume, bagpipes - wreath-laying – French National Anthem
- Return to the Town Hall - official speeches - visit of the exhibition in the Hall of Unified Command - Cocktails
- Official Banquet
- Concert by the orchestra of Doullens and the Republican Guard
- Closing ceremony and dinner.
March 26, 2018: Annual patriotic commemoration of the Inter-Allied Single Command at the Foch Calvary and the Town Hall of Doullens
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