Péronne

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Péronne

(pārôn`), town (1993 est. pop. 9,200), Somme dept., N France, in Picardy, on the Somme River. It is a farm trade center, and its manufactures include wool, bricks, furniture, and plastics. It was a residence (10th cent.) of the Frankish kings and was united to the French crown in 1477. It was there that Charles the Bold of Burgundy forced on Louis XI of France a humiliating treaty in 1468. In World War I the town was almost entirely destroyed during the five months of bloody fighting (1916) along the Somme. St. Jean Church (16th cent.) has been restored.
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Hostelries The army slept in the open near Amiens and crossed the river near Peronne before racing towards Calais.
After lunch in Peronne we toured the Museum of the Great War before heading to the Thiepval Memorial.
The channel ports of Le Harve, Rouen and Dunkirk will also be stakeholders in this venture, as will several inland ports such as Noyon and Peronne. Analysts believe the scheme will remove 500,000 trucks from French roads, thereby ticking the green box.
At Ville La Joux and Place Peronne For God and King to right the wrong--
Pareilles tentatives d'une coproduction de l'exposition avaient eu lieu auparavant dans des musees d'histoire : ainsi au lancement du musee de Peronne, pour recueillir les traces locales du premier conflit mondial.
From there he will travel to Zeebrugge in Belgium, before making stops at Peronne and Bonn.
RB runs a wide gamut: Its next investments could be two art pics, and a Brazil-China co-production, says manager Thierry Peronne.
A DRIVE THROUGH THE SMOOTHLY ROLLING HILLS of the east of the Somme department of northern France, between the little towns of Albert, Bapaume and Peronne, might seem innocent enough at first sight, but for the profusion of small, quiet and manicured cemeteries.
When World War I broke out, Billy went back in the Army and was involved in some of the worst campaigns of the war, Ypres, Loos, the Somme, Arras and Peronne.
Ken says: "Harry, as he was known, was killed at Peronne on the Sonnne in February 1914, just 14 days after his 21st birthday and less than two weeks after returning home from leave."
The officer and his family were ordered to keep their heads down as shots rang out across the restaurant in the town of Peronne, northern France.