Duke of Cambridge and Theresa May Attend Amiens Memorial Service
On August 8, the Duke of Cambridge attended a commemorative service at the cathedral in the French city of Amiens for the centenary of the Battle of Amiens with British Prime Minister Theresa May.
The Battle of Amiens began in August 1918 and was the start of the Allied phase which would become known as the Hundred Days Offensive, eventually leading to the end of World War One. The battle had an enormous effect on both German and British morale, as 44,000 Allied soldiers and 75,000 German soldiers died.
Joachim Gauck, the former German President, was also at today’s memorial service. He was seen laying flowers for the fallen soldiers with Prime Minister May.
Prince William said during his speech at the service that “Amiens was symbolic of the Entente Cordiale, the co-operation without which victory was impossible. It is entirely fitting therefore, that today, that same international coalition has returned to Amiens with our former enemy in peace and partnership”.
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HRH spoke at the ceremony, before meeting descendants of those who fought in the Battle & laid flowers in the Chapel of Allies. pic.twitter.com/3llH8n8Osp
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) August 8, 2018
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