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  Flers, camille   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Camille Flers, son of the director of a porcelain factory, received his first artistic training from a pastelist named Demarey.
Flers took a job as a cook on a boat traveling to Brazil in 1820 and journeyed around South America while taking many odd jobs to earn a living.
Flers painted in the countryside during his free time and made his Salon debut in 1831.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/Biographies/MainBiographies/F/Flers/Flers.htm   (182 words)

 Battle of Flers-Courcelette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Objectives that were taken included High Wood and the Switch Line over which the British had been struggling for two months.
On the left flank the Canadian Corps captured Courcelette while in the centre the villages of Martinpuich and Flers were taken but these were short of the original objectives of Gueudecourt and Lesboeufs.
On the right, the German redoubt known as the Quadrilateral stopped the British well short of Morval.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Flers-Courcelette   (371 words)

 Australian Military Units
The village of Flers, in the Somme valley in France, gave its name to a series of attacks launched by 1 ANZAC in November 1916.
The first Flers attack was launched on 5 November with the 1st Brigade advancing against trenches north of Gueudecourt, and the 7th against a complex of trenches known as "the Maze".
Another attack was launched against the Maze by the 5th and 7th Brigades on the morning of 17 November, it also succeeded in capturing a portion of the German trenches, but a surprise attack two days later returned this to the enemy.
www.awm.gov.au /units/event_124.asp   (163 words)

 firstamendmentcenter.org: commentary
The deeper issues, of course, are the racial and religious tensions caused by the waves of immigration from former French colonies in North Africa.
Like the teachers in Flers, some Americans seem eager to involve the government in the religion business, especially if their own religion is promoted by government action and the religion of groups they don't like is restricted.
Those in the majority at Flers may wish the government to act against Muslims today, but surely they'll feel differently should the government move against their faith tomorrow.
www.firstamendmentcenter.org /commentary.aspx?id=2483   (769 words)

 Flers en Escrebieux, une ville qui dynamise !
Flers en Escrebieux is small town of 5.605 residents.
Flers en Escrebieux is ideally located between Lille, Paris, Brussels and Calais.
Flers en Escrebieux has a large aera covered by parks, woods, lakes and gardens.
www.premiumwanadoo.com /flers.en.escrebieux/site/index.php?page=eng&dossier=text   (289 words)

The second phase of the Flers advance brought the attackers to the trenches at the end of the village.
Picture its passage from one end of the ruins of Flers to the other, leaving infantry swarming through the dug-outs behind, on out of the northern end of the village, past more odds and ends of defensive positions, up the road to Gneudecourt, halting only at the outskirts.
The German officers taken in Flers have not yet assimilated the scene of their capture, the crowded "High Street," and the cheering bomb-throwers marching behind the travelling fort, which displayed on one armoured side the startling placard, "Great Hun Defeat.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWflers.htm   (1597 words)

 Marple Remembers 2002 - Day 3 (Part 2)
The Tank Mark I, which was the type used at Flers and in succeeding tank actions until about May 1917, was of riveted construction throughout.
The designers of the tank had hoped that their new weapon would not be used until enough of them had been manufactured to make a real impact and that then they would be used en masse.
However, their wishes were overruled by General Haig and the fifty tanks then available were earmarked to lead the advance on Flers on 15th July in an attempt to break the stalemate that was descending on the front.
www.marple-uk.com /ianrice/remembers3a.htm   (2351 words)

 First World War.com - The Western Front Today - 41st Division Memorial, Flers
The site of the initial use of tanks in battle on 15 September 1916 as part of the wider Somme Offensive, Flers today hosts a memorial to the British 41st Division.
The memorial, that of a fully-equipped British infantry soldier, was built facing the direction from which 41st Division attacked on the first day of the tank battle.
The battle brought with it the liberation of Flers from German control.
www.firstworldwar.com /today/flers41stdivisionmemorial.htm   (144 words)

 Robert de Flers
And that is all the more admirable, revealing, in my opinion, his even more marvellous and rare power, contrary to so many others, and I am talking about those of the first order, in him those gifts are many fold, I could almost say universal.
Robert de Flers was born in 1872; he was to die in 1927.
At a young age Robert de Flers had become president of the Club des Escholiers, founded in 1886 to attempt to rejuvenate the theatre.
www.yorktaylors.free-online.co.uk /flers.htm   (825 words)

 FLERS - LoveToKnow Article on FLERS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
There is a tribunal of commerce, a board of trade-arbitrators, a communal college and a branch of the Bank of France.
Manufactures are very important, and include, besides cotton and linen fabrics, of whIch the annual value is about fi,5o0,000, drugs and chemicals; there are large brick and tile works, flout mills and dyeworks
To properly cite this FLERS article in your work, copy the complete reference below:
www.1911encyclopedia.org /F/FL/FLERS.htm   (127 words)

 Battle of Flers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Of the 32 tanks that left their starting points on that day, 9 broke down due to mechanical problems and 5 were ditched.
The greatest achievement was the assault on the village of Flers which was nearly a mile forward of the British lines.
The days events was witnessed by an observer in a British aircraft overhead who sent back the most famous message "A tank is walking up the High Street of Flers with the British Army cheering behind".
www.westernfront.co.uk /thegreatwar/articles/timeline/flers.htm   (1256 words)

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The Mk I was first used in combat on 15 September 1916, as a part of a renewed offensive on the Somme area.
Some 50 tanks were slated to participate, but due to untried technology, 18 of these broke down even before the assault began.
Followed by British troops it then lumbered into the ruined village of Flers, where it went straight up the main road, impervious to both MG fire and handgrenades, shooting up one after the other of the German strongpoints.
www.landships.freeservers.com /mk1fem.htm   (582 words)

 Flers and St-Georges-des-Groseillers in Normandy 1944
On 12 August, the 3rd Army, under General Patton, reaches the vicinity of Argentan, 45 km east of Flers.
On 15 August, British, Canadian and Polish troops are at the gates of falaise with Operation Tractable.
In addition to some rooms furnished with genuine antique and a collection of paintings, two small rooms show expositions, one about the Deportation, the other dedicated to the 11th British armoured division who liberated Flers on August 1944.
www.normandie44lamemoire.com /versionanglaise/fichesvillesus/flerstgeorgus2.html   (271 words)

 A Grandmother
The grandmother of our dear collaborator and friend Robert de Flers, Mme de Rozière, who is to be buried today at Malzieu, was possessed of intelligence and feeling alone.
I who have witnessed a grandmother's tears - the tears of a young girl - each time that Robert de Flers set off on a voyage alone, it was not without some anxiety for her that I thought how one day Robert would marry.
The woman who married Robert de Flers accomplished with divine simplicity the miracle of making of this much dreaded marriage a period of pure happiness for Mme de Rozière, for herself and for Robert de Flers.
www.yorktaylors.free-online.co.uk /grandm.htm   (1260 words)

 Tanks at Flers
To summarise the use of Tanks at Flers.
September, there were considerable advances; Flers was taken with the added fillip of D17 going up the High Street of Flers and giving newspapers back home a good news story.
The success of the Tank at Flers was sufficient for the High Command to recognise its potential and order more to be built.
www.btinternet.com /~NavRadar/yorkandlancs/tanks_at_flers.html   (2261 words)

 artnet.com: Resource Library: Flers, Camille   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The surface of these paintings is smooth, the touch more discrete with a dominantly light-coloured tonality, as in Landscape: The Environs of Paris (1854; Paris, Louvre).
Flers was also noted for his pastels, which he exhibited at the Salon from 1843, especially in the 1840s.
In 1846 he published his theories of drawing in pastel in the journal L’Artiste, and these did much to revive interest in the medium.
artnet.com /library/02/0285/T028558.asp   (415 words)

 Things to See and Do Near CHAMPGUICHON
Things to See and Do ChampGuichon is 10 km from the mediaeval town of Domfront, providing supermarkets, historic old town with castle ruins and view, a market on Fridays, and restaurants.
Flers is 14 km and is a larger commercial centre with a new swimming complex, chateau, and markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Flers also provides a mainline station to Paris.
www.champguichon.co.uk /pages/seeanddo.html   (297 words)

 Nouvelle page 2
The castle of Flers is 100 metres away on foot.
Next to the Château de Flers and to the Stadium Lille Métropole another lake invites to walking, more common than the others, but it is nonetheless the start of the 6 lakes chain : walking on the bridge that leads to the Lac St Jean...until the Lac du Héron.
The new town was named Villeneueve d'Ascq, in memory of the 86 victims of the 1944 Massacre d'Ascq on april, 1 st. Villeneuve d'Ascq was officially born on February 25th, 1970.
asso.nordnet.fr /ot-villeneuvedascq/anglais.htm   (1830 words)

 This is Wiltshire | CommuniGate | The Town Of Flers
Flers is an old textile manufacturing town in Normandy.
It was badly damaged during the war but has been tastefully re-built.
Like Warminster, many of the "twinners" come from surrounding villages as well as the town itself.
www.communigate.co.uk /wilts/wfa/page3.phtml   (90 words)

 History of Tanks Part 1
During the action the Press reported on an aircraft crews comments: 'A tank is walking down the main road of Flers with the British Army cheering behind it'.
The Mark I was nicknamed 'Mother' after Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig stated that it was a mother to control at Flers in 1916.
Of the 150 tanks produced 60 were sent to France.In the battle of the Somme 49 were actually deployed.
members.fortunecity.com /rwbrown1942/royaltankregiment/id1.html   (1042 words)

 James Howarth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Battalion had been formed on the 29th June 1915, and in November of that year was attached to 123rd Brigade, 41st Division.
By the second week of September 1916 they were on the Somme, and in trenches in front of Delville Wood, and on the evening of the 15th they left Montauban for an attack on Flers.
Officer commanding 'A' Company ordered by Brigadier General Clemson that the strong point North of Flers Wood known as 'Hog's Back' must be held at all cost.
homepage.ntlworld.com /suelight/jhow.html   (760 words)

 flers - OneLook Dictionary Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Tip: Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where "flers" is defined.
FLERS : 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
Phrases that include flers: battle of flers courcelette, camille flers
www.onelook.com /?w=flers   (88 words)

 The War Grave of Cyril Hulcatt Brew, 1893-1916
According to the records at the Public Record Office (PRO) in Kew, London, Cyril died of wounds received at Flers on 16 September 1916.
The village of Flers, almost in the middle of the battlefields of the Rivers Ancre and Somme, is about four miles south-west of Bapaume.
Australian medical units were stationed in caves in the vicinity of Flers in the autumn of 1916, which evacuated many of the wounded to hospitals further south, such as those on the outskirts of Rouen, where Cyril was sent to.
brew.clients.ch /GraveCHB.htm   (396 words)

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Later the individual names were often given by the commander of the tank, which led to large variations.
In this table examples of authentic British tank markings can be found.
C Coy, Battle of Flers, September 15 1916
www.landships.freeservers.com /BritSerials.htm   (1172 words)

 The Battle of Flers
The tanks went into battle for the first time on September 15th.
The attacks on Flers-Courcelette did temporarily undermine German morale in the area as rifle fire had little impact on the tanks that got through.
The villages of Flers, Courcelette and Martinpuich fell to the Allies as did the strategically desirable High Wood.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /battle_of_flers.htm   (329 words)

 Self catering accommodation at Flers on the WW1 Somme Battlefields   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Self catering accommodation at Flers on the WW1 Somme Battlefields
Large detached house prominently located in the historic village of Flers and overlooking the famous memorial to the 41st Division.
The house is currently being fitted out to an extremely comfortable standard and offers excellent accessibility to all major sites on the Somme Battlefields.
www.dinnakenhouse.plus.com   (101 words)

 First For France - Flers Guide
In Flers there is an attractive 16th-century château, renovated and extended in the 18th century.
At the time of the French Revolution it was the base for Count Louis de Frotté, and a band of Norman royalists called Chouans.
Life in Flers, going back to the days of cloth-weaving, on which the town's prosperity once depended, is also portrayed.
www.firstforfrance.com /L4_Town.asp?t=665   (337 words)

 Contribution from Stan Parry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
On our bus were two veterans of the battle with other, more recent veterans of the Hampshire Regiment.
I will never forget getting off the bus at Flers and hearing George Louth say, "We came up this road in the afternoon, all of our officers had been killed, and held on until about one in the morning when we were relieved."
George is posing in the photo before the famous Tommy statue at Flers which also serves as the logo of the Great War Society.
www.worldwar1.com /tgwscontr/sparry.htm   (144 words)

 Hotels Flers, Orne Basse-Normandie.
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www.cybevasion.com /hotels/france/hotels_flers_25897.html   (54 words)

 Lefler Family Crest
The name is derived from when the family lived in Normandy, in the village of De Flers.
Spelling variations include: Lafleur, Lafleure, Fleur, Fleure, Flers, Leflers, de Flers, de Fleur, de Fleure, Desfleurs, Fleureau, Fleureaux, Fleurant, Fleurand, Florida and many more.
First found in Normandy, where the family was established in early times.
www.houseofnames.com /xq/asp.fc/qx/lefler-family-crest.htm?a=54323-224   (512 words)

 Camille Flers Online
Camille Flers in the Louvre Museum Database, Paris (only available in French)
Search Amazon for books related to Camille Flers
All images and text on this Camille Flers page are copyright 1999-2005 by John Malyon/Artcyclopedia, unless otherwise noted.
www.artcyclopedia.com /artists/flers_camille.html   (148 words)

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