Soissons


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Sois·sons

 (swä-sōN′)
A city of northern France northeast of Paris. An ancient Roman town, Soissons was long the scene of conflict, including Clovis I's defeat of the Roman legions (ad 486) and heavy bombardment during World Wars I and II.

Soissons

(French swasɔ̃)
n
(Placename) a city in N France, on the Aisne River: has Roman remains and an 11th-century abbey. Pop: 28 523 (2008)
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Noun1.Soissons - a battle in World War I (May 1918); the Germans tried to attack before the American numbers were too great to defeat; the tactical success of the Germans proved to be a strategic failure
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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As for the cardinal, who was lying on his bed with a weary and careworn face, his cards were held by the Comtesse de Soissons, and he watched them with an incessant look of interest and cupidity.
The Comtesse de Soissons interrupted the narrator: "Confess, count, you are inventing.
le Comte de Soissons, by the Grand Prior, by the Duc de Longueville, by the Duc d'Euboeuf, by the Comte d'Harcourt, by the Comte de la Roche-Guyon, by M.
His itinerary was promptly determined: he would go to Dammartin, from which place two roads diverge, one toward Soissons, the other toward Compiegne; there he would inquire concerning the Bracieux estate and go to the right or to the left according to the information obtained.
Then there's Soissons, the delightful French countryside covering several miles in a map designed for tank warfare.
1802: Alexandre Dumas, French creator of The Three Musketeers, was born near Soissons.
On May 31, Marechal-des-Logis Pelton, flying Spad XIIIS8166, went missing after a combat over Soissons.
The source, who did not want to be named, said that the two suspects had held up a filling station in the area earlier in the day and had then disappeared into the forest near the town of Soissons, which is near the main northern motorway heading north to Belgium.
From this plant as well as from the French production site in Soissons, Chemetall supplies a wide range of aircraft sealants, corrosion inhibiting compounds, cleaners, paints strippers and other pretreatment technologies to various Airbus sites in Europe.
After an adventure-filled drive through the capital, we were soon at the marvellous La Croix du Vieux Pont resort at Berny Riviere, north east of Paris off the N31 between Compigne and Soissons.
Her publicist Susan de Soissons said: "She was one of the huge doyennes of literature.