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Albert Cathedral

Sub Category :Churches/ Burials/ Salvation Army/ YMCA
Place Made : Albert, Somme, France
Postcard: The Golden Virgin Mary on top of the, Notre Dame de Brebieres was hit by German shellfire on the 15th January 1915. The statue was held by a cable at the base to stop it falling. It became a legend amongst the soldiers of the Great War.
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Albert Cathedral

Sub Category :Churches/ Burials/ Salvation Army/ YMCA
Place Made : Albert, Somme, France
Postcard: The German Spring Offensive in March 1918 recaptured the town of Albert. The British did not want the Germans to use the church tower as an observation post. To prevent them from doing so the British started to bombard the spire and the Virgin Mary statue fell in April 1918 and was never recovered.
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Albert Cathedral

Sub Category :Churches/ Burials/ Salvation Army/ YMCA
Place Made : Albert, Somme, France
Postcard: Many British and Australian soldiers marched through the town of Albert on their way to the Somme battlefields during 1916. The front line was only 6km away and all up hill. The town was used as Headquarters for Australian First Division in preparations for the battle of Pozieres.
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Albert Cathedral

Sub Category :Churches/ Burials/ Salvation Army/ YMCA
Place Made : Albert, Somme, France
Postcard: Inside the Albert Cathedral showing the extensive damage from constant shellfire. The whole town had to be rebuilt after the Great War including the Cathedral. A exact replica statue of Albert Roze's Virgin Mary now sits on top of the Basilica again and can be seen from all around the region.
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Amiens Cathedral, France

Sub Category :Churches/ Burials/ Salvation Army/ YMCA
Place Made : France, Amiens
Postcard: Amiens Cathedral with sandbags inside the main hall to protect the main pillars from high explosive shells. During the war in 1918 a High Explosive shell from Big Birtha a 15 inch Naval Gun 30km away hit the roof of the Cathedral and fell right next to the main pillar but it did not go off. Today that is marked with a tile that is crossed on the floor.
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Amiens Cathedral, France

Sub Category :Churches/ Burials/ Salvation Army/ YMCA
Place Made : France, Amiens
Postcard: Australian Troops are some of the first to be let back into the Cathedral. For saving the town of Amiens a special plaque is erected in their honour.
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