Battle of Amiens Centenary

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The Duke of Cambridge attended commemorations marking the centenary of the Battle of Amiens at Amiens Cathedral on August 8th. Around 2,000 guests attended the ceremony, which featured readings including diary extracts, letters, poems and personal accounts from those who were there. The Duke gave the opening reading at the ceremony, before meeting descendants of those who fought at the battle. He also laid flowers in the Chapel of Allies alongside representatives from the partner countries, as a reaffirmation of friendship between the Allies, Germany and the city of Amiens. The event told the story of the Battle of Amiens, which heralded the Hundred Days Offensive and started the path to the Armistice in November 1918.

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