Armentières

(redirected from Armentieres)
Also found in: Dictionary.

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."
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
References in periodicals archive ?
Thanks to the photographer from the Mirror, Armentieres will always have this memory."
He is buried in the Ration Farm Military Cemetery at La Chapelled'Armentieres.
Very nearly opposite the entrance of the communication trench was a solitary house which an elderly Frenchman from Armentieres had taken possession of, and he was soon selling beer and ving blong and doing a roaring trade; many a day if we had any money we would slip down the communication trench with rum jars, pretending we were going for water.
He finished five lengths ahead of Ambition Royal, with Armentieres a further two and a half lengths back in third.
A manufacturer of tack rags for wovens and nonwovens, Gekatex S.A., La Chapelle d' Armentieres, France, can impregnate, cut and fold nonwovens to consumer specifications.
I was further gulfed by the real or exaggerated recollections of GIs and their doughboy fathers of compliant French women--the eternal Mademoiselle from Armentieres.
In January 1915, O'Leary won his VC as a lance-corporal when he wiped out a couple of annoying German machine-gun posts by well-aimed rifle fire when he advanced alone over no-man's-land at Cuinchy, not far from Armentieres where the famous "mademoiselle" lived.
GOING through Armentieres that night some of the French women were standing in the doors spitting and shouting at us: "You no bon, you English soldiers, you boko kamerade Allemenge."
Rank: Private Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Age: 25 Date of death: 11-3-1918 Buried at: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres GC Parker Son of George and Elizabeth Parker; husband of Sarah Ann Parker, of 63, Kent Street, Grangetown, Cardiff.
The nearest station to Erquinghem- Lys is Armentieres which is a short 20 minutes train ride from Lille Flanders station.