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In Pictures: Battle of Amiens remembered 100 years on

"Gilda Midgette" (2019-05-06)

The centenary of a key turning point in the First World War has been marked with a solemn service at Amiens Cathedral.

Theresa May and the Duke of Cambridge paid tribute to the bravery of troops who fought in the Battle of Amiens at the event staged exactly 100 years since the start of the offensive.

The Duke of Cambridge and Prime Minister Theresa May attended a service to mark the centenary of the Battle of Amiens (Yui Mok/PA)

William received a slightly awkward curtsy as he was greeted by Mrs May (Yui Mok/PA)

The PM had a more straightforward handshake for French armed forces minister Florence Parly (Yui Mok/PA)

The service also remembered the so-called Hundred Days Offensive, which was a decisive point in the First World War, and came after the Battle of Amiens

William spoke at the service about the bravery of soldiers during the First World War (Victoria Jones/PA)

Scotland´s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was also among those who attended the moving service (Victoria Jones/PA)

Mrs May sat alongside former German president Joachim Gauck (Victoria Jones/PA)

The Duke of Cambridge and Florence Parly, France´s minister to the armed forces, puretime fake watches lay wreaths in the Chapel of the Allies at Amiens Cathedral (DCMS/Crown copyright)

Theresa May laid a wreath with former German president Joachim Gauck (DCMS/Crown copyright)

Crowds outside Amiens Cathedral (Yui Mok/PA)

Across the Channel in Dorset, living history actors staged a re-enactment to mark the centenary of the battle (Andrew Matthews/PA)

The event at The Tank Museum in Bovington, puretime Dorset, featured a mock battle (Andrew Matthews/PA)

The event drew large crowds (Andrew Matthews/PA)

A replica A7V tank was involved in recreating the battle. The conflict saw more than 500 tanks spearhead an attack which ultimately led to the end of the First World War (Andrew Matthews/PA)


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