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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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In the First World War battle, which began on November 20, 1917, 476 British Mark IV tanks broke through enemy lines in Cambrai, France.
HAnd it all began on September 17, 1916 when The Red Baron - Manfred von Richthofen - of the German Luftstreitkrafte won his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.
1872: Louis Bleriot, aviation pioneer, was born in Cambrai, France.
FIRST World War flying ace Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron, won his first aerial battle near Cambrai, France.
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In 1917 in Cambrai, France, his whole battalion were taken prisoner apart from Bert and six comrades who rescued an officer, escaped the enemy and returned to their own lines.
1872: Aviation pioneer Louis Bleris ot was born in Cambrai, France.