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Location information
Location Amiens, Picardy, France
Use City and Battle Field
Inhabitants Matthew Crawley
William Mason
Affiliation France

Amiens is a city and commune in northern France, 120 km (75 mi) north of Paris and 100 km (62 mi) south-west of Lille. It is the capital of the Somme department in Picardy. The city had a population of 136,105 according to the 2006 census.

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Battle of Amiens.

The Battle of Amiens
(also known as the Third Battle of Picardy), which began on 8 August 1918, was the opening phase of the Allied offensive later known as the Hundred Days Offensive that ultimately led to the end of the First World War. Allied forces advanced over seven miles on the first day, one of the greatest advances of the war, with Henry Rawlinson's British Fourth Army playing the decisive role. The battle is also notable for its effects on both sides' morale and the large number of surrendering German forces. This led Erich Ludendorff to describe the first day of the battle as "the black day of the German Army". Amiens was one of the first major battles involving armoured warfare and marked the end of trench warfare on the Western Front, fighting becoming mobile once again until the armistice was signed on 11 November 1918.

Matthew Crawley and William Mason both partook in the Battle of Amiens. Both were injured. Matthew would be temporarily paralized below the waist, while William's injuries would prove fatal.

Appearances Edit

Appearances and Mentions
   
Series 2 Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5
Appears
Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Christmas Special

External Links Edit

  1. City of Amiens at Wikipedia
  2. Battle of Amiens at Wikipedia

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