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  Arras - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arras (Dutch: Atrecht) is a town and commune in northern France, préfecture (capital) of the Pas-de-Calais département.
For many centuries, Arras was on the border between France and the Netherlands and it frequently changed hands before firmly becoming French in the late 17th century, the fortifications upgraded by Vauban helping keep it in French hands.
During the First World War, Arras was near the front and a long series of battles fought nearby are known as the Battle of Arras in which a series of medieval tunnels beneath the city, unknown to the Germans, became a decisive factor in the French holding the city.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arras   (542 words)

  
 Battle of Arras - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Battle of Arras is the name of a number of battles near the town of Arras in Artois, France:
Battle of Arras (1914) - encounter battle during the Race to the Sea.
Battle of Arras (1940) - Tank battle during the Battle of France, Second World War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Arras   (152 words)

  
 ARRAS - LoveToKnow Article on ARRAS
Arras is situated in a fertile plain on the right and ithern bank of the Scarpe, at its junction.
Arras is the seat of a prefect and of a bishop.
Before the opening of the Christian era Arras was known as Nemetacum, or Nemetocenna, and was the chief town of the Atrebates, from which the word Arras is derived.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AR/ARRAS.htm   (1910 words)

  
 Arras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arras refers metaphorically to the heavy wall hanging or tapestry originally produced in the French town of the same name.
Arras is a continuously evolving texture based on a fusion of harmonic and inharmonic spectra.
Arras received an honourable mention in the computer music category of the 1980 International Competition of Electroacoustic Music sponsored by the G.M.E.B. in Bourges, France.
www.sfu.ca /~truax/arras.html   (333 words)

  
 Arras
Arras was at the centre of much of the fighting in World War I.
Arras was the regional capital of the Gauls (the Atrebates tribe), then the Romans.
Arras tapestries were fashionable in the lavish Burgundian court, and became coveted throughout Europe in the castles of the wealthy from about 1350 to 1460.
www.theotherside.co.uk /tm-heritage/towns/arras.htm   (845 words)

  
 Balloonmeister Bill Arras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arras would go on to compete widely across the United States and internationally, even serving one term as a member of the Competition Division Board of Directors.
While some are content to focus their careers on competition, or world records, or passenger flying, or some other singular direction, Arras looks for the out of the ordinary, the oddball, or the extreme and he has always become involved in a project just because it felt like the thing to do.
No, Arras is not the newest contender in the current race to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by balloon, but he does dream of the possibility.
www.balloonlife.com /publications/balloon_life/9606/balloonm.htm   (947 words)

  
 Arras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ARRAS, with its fine old centre, is one of the prettiest towns in northern France.
Only one of the tapestries or arras that made the town famous in medieval times survived the world war bombardments.
Figuring among the highlights are a pair of delicately sculpted thirteenth-century angels, the Anges de Saudemont, and a room on the first floor filled with vivid seventeenth-century paintings by Philippe de Champaigne and his contemporaries, including his own Présentation de la Vierge au Temple.
france-for-visitors.com /north/arras.html   (442 words)

  
 Arras Witch Trials, information about the Arras witch trials   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Arras affair began at Langres in 1459, when a hermit was arrested.
Under torture, he admitted attending a sabbat, and named a prostitute and an elderly poet of Arras as his companions.
Arras was a manufacturing and trade centre and many people stopped doing business there.
www.paralumun.com /witcharras.htm   (307 words)

  
 Arras Family Crest
The Arras name is a reference to Artois, France, where the family lived prior to emigrating to Scotland.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Nicholas Arras, who settled in Virginia in 1623; John Arris sailed to Virginia in 1642; John Aris sailed to Maryland in 1674; Charles Arras landed in Philadelphia Pa. in 1860.
In the Arras coat of arms as in all coat of arms the crest is only one element of the full armorial achievement.
www.houseofnames.com /xq/asp.fc/qx/arras-family-crest.htm?a=54323-224   (582 words)

  
 Traditions: ARRAS
The Madrina de arras holds the 13 coins the bridegroom presents to the bride.
The coins, or arrhea, was a Roman custom of breaking gold or silver, one half to be kept by the woman and the other half by the man, as a pledge of marriage.
Thirteen gold coins (arras) are given to the bride by the bridegroom, signifying he will support her.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Acres/2737/tradarras.html   (405 words)

  
 Latin American Wedding Traditions, Hispanic, Filipino, Arras Ceremony, arras coins
Since many families could not affort the arras, it was usually omitted from the prendorio and instead enacted in a highly ritualized form during the nuptial ceremony.
The bride and groom offered las arras to the church to show their concern for the poor.
Arras: The "Arras" comes from the Middle Eastern influence when money was given to the father to cover the expense of raising his daughter.
bridalshop.freeservers.com /Latin.html   (966 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Arras, France (French Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
It was nearly destroyed during the wars between Burgundy and France (15th cent.), which ended with the Treaty of Arras (1435).
Occupied (1492) by the Spaniards, Arras was conquered (1630) by the French; French possession was confirmed (1659) in the Peace of the Pyrenees.
Heavy bombardments in World War I destroyed much of the town, and it was further damaged in World War II.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/A/Arras.html   (306 words)

  
 Attorney Kurt G. Arras, Tulsa Oklahoma - Family Law, Divorce, DUI, DWI, Criminal Law, Traffic Violations,Vehicle ...
Whether it is a divorce, child custody/visitation, guardianship, adoption, or child support, these legal decisions have an impact on you and your loved ones.
Lawyer Kurt Arras has years of experience handling divorce and family law related legal cases.
If your family is in some sort of transition and in need of legal help, the law office of I am ready to go to work for you.
www.arraslaw.com   (366 words)

  
 2nd Battle of Arras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
General Edmund Allenby and the British Third Army attacked on either side of Arras and the Scarpe and managed to advance 3km on the first day.
Near Arras our troops leapt to the attack in the midst of such artillery fire as the world has never seen.
It was like the days of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme again, and the Battle of Arras, if that is what it is to be called may prove no less disastrous to the Germans.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWarras2.htm   (789 words)

  
 Ipswich - Arras
The link between the communities of Ipswich and Arras is based on the mutual objectives of promoting educational, economic development, cultural, sporting and social exchanges.
Arras is situated just one hour’s drive from the port of Calais and boasts many attractions.  Historically, Arras was an important military centre since Roman times and many battles have been fought for control of the city.
Arras is ideally situated for excursions to Lille, the beautiful waterlands of the Somme valley and Paris is just one hour away by TGV.
www.ipswich.gov.uk /Partnerships   (419 words)

  
 Arras: Integrated marketing communications firm offers a range of services.
Arras: Integrated marketing communications firm offers a range of services.
Drawing its name from the town in Northern France where master artisans crafted the world’s finest tapestries during the Middle Ages, Arras Group is a powerful metaphor for integration.
The Arras Group is a marketing impact firm creating extraordinary experiences that drive immediate and long-term business momentum.
www.arrasgroup.com   (113 words)

  
 Arras
Some of the reinforcements that Hindenburg referred to were busy reinfircing the labyrthinth of trenches and dugouts in the vicinity of the Chemical Works at Roeux.
Following the initial effort of the Arras offensive the 34th Division was tired and depleted.
The enemy had been reinforced was reorganised and the next stage of fighting was to take place in an area of ruined buildings - fighting for which the poorly trained conscripts (who had been drafted in to replace 34th Division losses) would not be well suited.
www.curme.co.uk /arras.htm   (1140 words)

  
 Arras - Arras - FUAJ, The Network for Travellers
Located at the center of the city, the YH profits from an ideal situation to discover the heritage and the richness of the city.
The Tourist Office of Arras invites you to a strange travel through the immense network of under grounds of Arras.
Constructed gradually by men for more than thousand years in the rocks of 90 million years old, these under grounds make it possible to discover the history of a city and its inhabitants in an unusual and amusing way.
www.fuaj.org /eng/hostels/aj_fiche.php?aj_id=38   (355 words)

  
 Arras Air Conditioning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
95-CMU-788-RD Arras Air Conditioning has been serving the greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale area's cooling and heating needs for over 20 years.
Arras Air Conditioning, 291 West 27th Street, Hialeah, Florida 33010
No portion of this website may be reproduced without the express written consent of Arras Corporation.
www.arrasac.com   (109 words)

  
 Arras Tokens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In addition to being a sort of dowry, the Arras symbolized the groom's promise (and ability) to support his family.
In wealthy families, the Arras consisted of 13 gold or silver coins.
Other tokens (for example the "Maximilano" gold fantasies) may have been used as Arras, but no doubt also served a variety of other uses.
users.pullman.com /fjstevens/tokens/ArrasTokens   (340 words)

  
 Arras, France
With its spacious arcaded squares and high-gabled burghers' houses, it has preserved much of the character of an old Flemish commercial town.
The town was famed for its tapestries (hence the English word "arras").
During World War I the Arras area was the scene of heavy fighting, commemorated by many military cemeteries and memorials, particularly in the hilly country north of the town.
www.planetware.com /france/arras-f-cal-ar.htm   (130 words)

  
 Battle of Arras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In October, 1914, the French Tenth army attempted to outflank German forces on the Western Front by advancing along a line between Arras and Lens.
After initial progress towards Douai was forced to withdraw after a counter-attack from Crown Prince Rupprecht and the German Sixth Army.
The French Army lost Lens to Germany, but was able to retain Arras.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWarras.htm   (254 words)

  
 Arras - DR1 Forums
"Que estas arras simbolicen los bienes que ahora poseemos y los que unidos adquiriremos."
"Estas arras simbolizan el principio de nuestros bienes, aquellos que han de venir del cielo; tambien lo que materialmente te ofrezco que ha de ser lo que tenga y pueda obtener para la felicidad de nuestro hogar.
May these be a symbol of the posessions that we now have and the ones we will acquire.
www.dr1.com /forums/showthread.php?t=21013   (307 words)

  
 www.BattleSim.com :: View topic - SEP 12 2004 - WWII Battle of Arras - WARNING ORDER & OP
Conceived originally as an attempt to strengthen the British defense of Arras which was threatened by the extension of the German panzer corridor from the Meuse towards the sea, the Arras counter-attack turned into the most fruitful British operation of the 1940 campaign.
Moving east of Arras and southward with the aim of 'mopping up' Germans in the vicinity, its leading elements were surprised to find that the Germans were present in the area in great and organized strength.
They, consisting principally of Rommel's Seventh Panzer Division and part of the SS Totenkopf Division, were most surprised to be attacked however, and reacted weakly and confusedly.
www.battlesim.com /battlesim/forums/viewtopic.php?p=8071   (1420 words)

  
 ARRAS..::new media poetry and poetics::..
Features various settings of Rosenfield's sequence "Verbali" -- click through all the advertisements to see it all.
Includes: two issues of Arras magazine, a poetry journal I started in 1994 that only ran to three issues; the entire run of Jennifer Moxley's The Impercipient; POLI SCI: the political science writing by Bruce Andrews; Steve Evans' Notes to Poetry; and Object 9, an anthology of poetry edited by Robert Fitterman
This is a Flash setting I did for the Coach House Books website of chapter e.
www.arras.net   (592 words)

  
 Job Openings
This site lists job openings for the Federation for Children and Youth organizations and their partner organizations.
Job listings are also available by calling the Arras Job Line which is available by dialing the main Arras number: (503) 258-4199.
Application procedures vary by agency, work site, and position.
www.arrasinc.org /Jobs/Job_Openings.htm   (105 words)

  
 Harry Arras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Battle of Arras
88 mm German AA guns used as anti-tank guns during the Battle of Arras shown in military art print.
German 88mm guns of Rommel's 7th Panzer division devastate Matilda tanks of the British 1st Tank Brigade of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF).
Action at Arras, France, May 21st 1940 by David Pentland
www.military-art.com /dhm840.htm   (816 words)

  
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