Albert (Somme)

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Albert is an industrial town on the Ancre with a population of 6,750. The church of Notre-Dame Brebrieres was restored in recent years and attracts pilgrims. The village was called Ancre until the reign of Louis XIII, who presented it in 1617 to Charles d'Albert, Duc de Luynes. [1]

Also known as Bert, the town of the leaning virgin (on the above-named church), as a result of heavy shell fire that destroyed most of the town.[2]

Chronological events about Albert (Somme).

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  1. The Germans were completely surprised, and the Allies broke through the lines taking thousands of prisoners and hundreds of guns.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. E. W. Colbrook (1919). Odhams' A.B.C. of the Great War. London, Odhams. p.4.
  2. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.21.

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