34. Solesmes

After four years of occupation, Solesmes was finally liberated!

On the evening of the 25th August 1914, the first skirmishes took place between advance troops of the 1st German Army and soldiers of the 2nd South Lancashires and 1st Wiltshires. After a day of carnage on the 26th came the beginning of the implacably organised occupation. It was only after long years that liberation came, following renewed fighting in October 1918.

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Whether they follow the Escaut, drive along country roads, discover the picturesque alleys of the old Cambrai, fortified farms, museums, learn about Matisse and Blériot, lace ang giants, tourists will understand why the inhabitants of this part of France are so happy to welcome them and will feel like coming back.

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