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August News and Events

Posted on 31st August 2014 by Julie and David Thomson in General News.

August News and Events There have been many events to mark the Centenary of the outbreak of The First World War. Sunday 3rd August saw a re-enactment of the mobilisation of French troops in Albert. It was a very well attended event, with the rain adding to the poignancy of a dramatic day then and now. Commencing with the ringing of the bells of The Basilica, a group of re-enactors assembled in the rainswept plaza before walking to Albert station where they boarded a steam train as they did 100 years ago. A wonderfully staged event was recorded by French television and radio, a fitting tribute to those who left for War, many never to return.

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