Cambrai


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Cam·brai

 (käN-brĕ′, kăm-brā′)
A city of northern France south of Douai. Dating to pre-Roman times, it was a prosperous textile-manufacturing town from the 15th century to the 17th century.

Cambrai

(French kɑ̃brɛ)
n
(Placename) a town in NE France: textile industry: scene of a battle in which massed tanks were first used and broke through the German line (November, 1917). Pop: 33 738 (1999)
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The volume celebrates the music of northern France ("ars musica septentrionalis") from ninth-century chant to the polyphony of the fifteenth century, and had its first incarnation as a conference held in Cambrai and Douai in 2005, directed by Barbara Haggh and Frederic Billiet.
The second part of the barracks name refers to a small city in northern France known for the World War Battle of Cambrai, which took place in late 1917.
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Cambrai 1917: The Myth of the First Great Tank Battle.
The regiment then paraded through the town, led by the Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band.
Tanks were first used in combat during WWI at Cambrai in France in 1917
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But the Cambrai attack was not only supported but enhanced by Haig; it was, as Travers admits, more than envisaged by the Tank Corps planners originally.
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