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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"I am keen to trace the driver and passengers of a dark blue or black VW Passat, registration RK62 PLX, which was seen at 6.20pm in Cambrai Heights before the shooting.
'Deborah', a 27-ton tank was uncovered by resident Philippe Gorczynski MBE in Cambrai, France, in 1998 after lying dormant for eight decades.
Last November it featured on Channel4 programme Guy Martin's WWI Tank - a show that coincided with the centenary of the Battle of Cambrai. That was the war's first major tank offensive involving 300 of the iron leviathans.
Victoria Crosses on the Western Front: Cambrai to the Battle of San Quentin, 20 November 1917-23 March 1918
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- An 18-19-year-old man had an issue with a guard of a nightclub in Cambrai (Nord department) of France.
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 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.