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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On 22nd March the battalion was ordered to retreat towards the old Somme battlefield of 1916, crossing the Peronne Canal to Aizecourt-le-Bas and Feuillaucourt and taking up position on a ridge to the north of Hem.
On November 12, 1917, one officer and 54 other ranks departed to Peronne in northeastern France to augment the efforts of No.
Rank: Battery Sergeant Major Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery Age: 36 Date of death: 30-8-1916 Buried at: Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt A Edwards Son of Mrs JE and the late George Edwards, of 102 Plassey Street.
Directeur de l'Historial de la Grande Guerre a Peronne, dans le departement francais de la Somme, Guillaume de Fonclare pense a la souffrance infinie des soldats des tranchees pour amortir la peine qu'il ressent:
The army slept in the open near Amiens and crossed the river near Peronne before racing towards Calais.
James also created often darkly humorous pictures to probably ease his own lot and that of his comrades as they fought together at hotspots such as Wancourt, Peronne, Bapaume and Hautmont.
org/wiki/Treaty_of_P%C3%A9ronne_%281641%29) Treaty of Peronne (1641) , Prince Jacques will carry the official titles of Hereditary Prince of Monaco and Marquis of Baux (in Provence).
These include two coloured pencil drawings of Vimy Ridge and the village of Peronne, dating from shortly after Nevinson returned to France in July 1917, which show him as a dispassionate observer, shorn for once of his usual stylistic mannerisms.
The next room is entirely devoted to works by William Orpen; several portraits of members of the Royal Flying Corps attest to Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard's desire to publicise the Corps, but Adam and Eve at Peronne and Dead Germans in a Trench (both 1918), painted in Orpen's typical high-keyed palette, show him in a different mood.
After lunch in Peronne we toured the Museum of the Great War before heading to the Thiepval Memorial.
10) Boisgard S, Peronne E, Kalfon P, Levai JP, Michel JL (32) Brodie JT, Dormans JP, Gregg JR, Davidson RS.