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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Contract notice: long-term rental of vehicles for the city of cambrai
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ROD DAVIS, a former head boy of Liverpool's Quarry Bank School and a member of John Lennon's skiffle group, The Quarrymen, explains how he discovered an incredible link between one of his and the late Beatle's former teachers and the WWI Battle of Cambrai.
READERS may be aware that ceremonies took place recently in Northern France to celebrate the centenary of the epic tank battle at Cambrai in which over 400 tanks took part.
The men of the 51st Highland Division fought in some of the bloodiest battles, including the Somme, Festubert, Givenchy, Arras, Ypres and Cambrai.
The speedfreak motorcycle racer and mechanic spent five months making an exact replica of the British Mark IV tank - first unleashed 100 years ago tomorrow at Cambrai in Northern France.
The mechanic and motorcycle racer hosts a one-off special which celebrates the centenary of the war machine which was introduced by the British at the Battle of Cambrai.
The British Mark IV tank, named 'Deborah' D51, has been exhumed from its grave and will be the star exhibit at a museum dedicated to the Battle of Cambrai.
Sited in Cambrai, it will open on November 26 - a hundred years after the battle in which Deborah and 475 other British tanks fought.
The British Mark IV tank Deborah D51 has been exhumed from its grave and will be the star exhibit at a museum dedicated to the Battle of Cambrai.
Hell-for-Leather") charge started on November 20, 1917 as part of the Battle of Cambrai, the British forces' attempt to break Germany's infamous Hindenburg Line.
yuSTANBUL (CyuHAN)- A man of Turkish origin was shot in the back by an assailant in the French commune of Cambrai late on Saturday, the French news magazine Nouvel Observateur has reported.