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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.
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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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1872: Louis Bleriot, aviation pioneer, was born in Cambrai, France. He was the first person to come to Britain without arriving by sea.
'Deborah', a 27-ton tank was uncovered by resident Philippe Gorczynski MBE in Cambrai, France, in 1998 after lying dormant for eight decades.
In the First World War battle, which began on November 20, 1917, 476 British Mark IV tanks broke through enemy lines 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.
Wales' women will compete at the Division II Indoor Championships in Cambrai, France from January 22-24.
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.