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Armentières

[ar-mahn-tyer; English ahr-muh n-teerz, -tyair] /ar mɑ̃ˈtyɛr; English ˌɑr mənˈtɪərz, -ˈtyɛər/
noun
1.
a city in extreme N France: World War I battles 1914, 1918.
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  • He was with the Canadians, too, when he was killed at armentieres, three months ago.

  • The line of opposing trenches was about a mile and a half east of armentieres.

    The Red Watch J. A. Currie
  • The New Zealand division which had come into our area, held the line in front of armentieres.

  • We skirted the borders of Belgium and arrived at armentieres in the afternoon.

    The Great War As I Saw It Frederick George Scott
  • We got a motor bus where the railways cross the armentieres road.

    The Red Watch J. A. Currie
  • I joined the battalion again at armentieres where we remained a few days and then went forward to Ypres.

  • On the following Sunday, we had a church parade in the square in armentieres.

    The Great War As I Saw It Frederick George Scott
  • The streets of armentieres were well laid out and some of the private residences were very fine.

    The Great War As I Saw It Frederick George Scott
  • Others say they hear heavy bombarding which appears to come from armentieres.

  • We were brought to armentieres in order to be put into the trenches with some of the British units for instruction.

    The Great War As I Saw It Frederick George Scott
British Dictionary definitions for armentieres

Armentières

/ˈɑːmənˌtɪəz; French armɑ̃tjɛr/
noun
1.
a town in N France: site of battles in both World Wars. Pop: 25 273 (1999)
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