Events at Flesquieres

Flesquieres will commemorate the centenary of Cambrai Battle starting November 18th.

Timetable of events:

 

Saturday, November 18th 2017:

All day long, Great war military re-enactment groups at the barn (3 bis rue du moulin) and exhibits at the community center. "D51 - 20 years of love" and at Flesquieres Church "Flesquieres in the turmoil".

 

10 a.m.: Opening ceremony at Forenville barn (Flesquieres Friends' Barn i.e. the former home of Deborah)

10:30 a.m.: Opening of the exhibit "The workshops of Erin Tanks" (until 5 p.m.), Flesquieres Church

11:30 a.m.: Lectures "Central Tank Workshop and stores at Erin" with Antoine Berthe, from the Association GRHAT Community Center of Flesquieres

1:30 p.m.: Official opening of "Cambrai Battle 2.0" exhibit on the Great War and tournament video game (Battlefield one and Vaillant Heart), Salle de la Manutention, 22 rue des capucins at Cambrai.

2:30 p.m.: Lecture by Alain Jacques, director of archeology department at Arras on "Archeology of the Great War", Flesquieres Church.

3:45 p.m.: Presentation of the full-size repliqua of the Belgian Tank Damon II by his creator Johan Vanbeselaere at Flesqueres Barn.

4:45 p.m.: Tribute to the D-51 crew by Pierre Pavy - in french (1 hour)

7:00 p.m.: Centenary Battle of Cambrai Gala Evening at Vaucelles Abbey (on reservation only)

 

Sunday, November 19th 2017:

All day long, Great war military re-enactment groups at the barn (3 bis rue du moulin) and exhibits at the community center. "D51 - 20 years of love" and at Flesquieres Church "Flesquieres in the turmoil".

 

From 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: "Following the tank" Parade behind the tank Damon II along the Chemin des vaches (= cow's path) then the Chemin de l'Epinette

 

From 11:00 to 5 p.m.: Contest of military mock-ups, Book Fair with book signing, at the community center of Flesquieres. Exhibit D51 - 25 years of passion, Community Center of Flesquieres

 

2 p.m.: Lecture at Flesquieres Church "The Story of Deborah D51" by John Taylor (in english)

 

5  p.m.: Tribute to the D-51 crew by Blake Kubena (in english) at the barn.

 

 

Monday, November 20th 2017:

Anniversary day of the tanks offensive of the Battle of Cambrai.

 

7:20 a.m.: Guided battlefield walk from Trescault to Flesquieres. Meeting point at Trescault for departure by bus (Reservation required).

 

10:30 a.m.: Ceremony and wreath-laying at Louverval Monument which is commemorating 7048 soldiers who died during the

 

 

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