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William marks centenary of decisive battle

The Duke of Cambridge and Florence Parly, France's Minister to the Armed Forces, laying wreaths in the Chapel of the Allies at Amiens Cathedral
The Duke of Cambridge and Florence Parly, France's Minister to the Armed Forces, laying wreaths in the Chapel of the Allies at Amiens Cathedral
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The Mayor of Amiens, Brigitte Fouré, read from a diary written by her wartime predecessor, Herménégilde Duchaussoy, who wrote that 8 August 1918 would “remain famous in history”.

Among the local residents watching the service on a screen outside the cathedral was Sébastien Guitton, whose family were made refugees by the war.

He said: “It’s important for the people of Amiens to commemorate this battle and to remember the sacrifice of the soldiers who came here from all over the world and died for us.”