Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig's statue near his former headquarters in Montreuil-sur-Mer (Photo: Centenary News

Battle of Amiens Centenary commemorations in France

Date of Event: 08 August 2018
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The 100th anniversary of the 1918 battle which marked the start of the decisive Allied 'Hundred Days Offensive' will be commemorated at Amiens Cathedral on August 8.

Admission is by ticket-only - the ballot is now CLOSED.

The event is being held in partnership with France, Australia, Canada and the United States, who’re arranging their own seat allocations.

"The Battle of Amiens marked a turning point in the First World War and this anniversary gives us a chance to reflect on how the war in Europe moved from entrenched conflict to the signing of the Armistice in 1918," said Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, the minister responsible for Britain's national Centenary commemorations.

"We have a duty to tell the stories of those who lived and fought in the First World War and to keep their memories alive. I encourage all those with a connection to the Battle of Amiens or the war on the Western Front during the summer of 1918 to apply for tickets to the commemorations this summer."

During the late summer and early autumn of 1918, German troops were pushed back across Northern France and Belgium.

General Erich Ludendorff called August 8 'The Black Day of the German army'.

Source: UK Government (Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport)

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