Friday, July 04, 2008

The Somme

The 1st July was the 92nd anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme which lasted for several months. Albert was a town which suffered a lot of damage. I came across this folding postcard by coincidence and thought it appropriate. The Basilica was bombarded on the 17th January 1915, several months before the battle. This must have appeared to be a miracle – a sign of better times to come when the people of Albert saw this:



If you click on the image you will see that the Virgin and Child remained intact

2 comments:

Worldman said...

This is another enlightening card you show us.

And that is why I invite you to go and read my post "Oscar's and others".

Anji said...

Peter: It must have been an incredible site to see after all of the misery. I will go and read your post straight away.