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Armentières

(ärməntērz`, Fr. ärmäNtyĕr`), town (1990 pop. 26,220), Nord dept., N France, in Flanders, on the Lys River. It has foundries, boiler works, breweries, and a large textile industry. During most of World War I it was directly behind the Allied lines. It became known through the song "Mademoiselle from Armentières."
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On one of them, the censor has blacked out the word Armentieres.
The truce saw the Fusiliers who were holding the line east of Armentieres exchanging gifts with the Germans and playing an impromptu game of football, fighting was resumed the day after.
Now, one wonders how Madamoiselle from Armentieres went in a short 21 years from being a young sexy and celebrated French bint to becoming a grey-haired old lady.
The duke, who was made a cavalry colonel at the age of ten and a guards captain at the age of sixteen, attained some fame as a soldier, accompanying Louis XIV into the Southern Netherlands as a brigadier, where he played a leading part in the capture of Armentieres, Bergue, Furnes and Courtrai.
The filly, claimed by Lewes trainer Sheena West after finishing fifth in a seller here for Channon in June, defied fears about her ability to handle the ground as she stayed on well to beat Armentieres by four lengths.
On 9 April,, the first anniversary of the Canadian victory at Vimy Ridge, the Germans launched a massive offensive below Ypres, overrunning Armentieres and Messines.
While it was true that twenty-five years earlier popular Great War lyrics such as "Keep the Home Fires Burning," "Mademoiselle from Armentieres," and "Over There" fostered patriotism with each note, this new generation, weaned by those bleak depression days, did not need a catchy melody for inspiration.
La Chapelle d' Armentieres, France, can impregnate, cut and fold nonwovens to consumer specifications.
or, maybe, one more, same era, same war: "Mademoiselle from Armentieres.
But for Starkie, the arc is marked as much by his battles with the face of authority as with battles against the Turks and Germans--a riot in Cairo, a burial party at Gallipoli, a mad orgy of revenge in a raid at Armentieres, the Hell of no man's land of the Somme, the prison yard at Le Havre.
The dead are remembered in a series of battles etched forever on the Colours of modern regiments - Mons and the Marne, Cambrai and the Somme, Amiens and Armentieres, Ypres, St Julien, Arras, Messines, Bapaume, Loos, Pilchem and Poelcappelle among others.