Duke of Cambridge and Theresa May Attend Amiens Memorial Service

  August 8, 2018 at 3:39 pm by

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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One Response to Duke of Cambridge and Theresa May Attend Amiens Memorial Service

  1. Alexandra Romanov Cuco says:

    you must never forget the story
    History must always be present and should always learn from it …
    if we learned more from the story, less mistakes would be made

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