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  • Former Administrative Regions: Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy

  • Type: Region of France

Hauts-de-France, an administrative region in northern France located on the English Channel and shares a border with Belgium, has five departments: Aisne, Nord, Oise, Pas-de-Calais and Somme. - AsNotedIn

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1916/07/01 Wilfred Nevill Died Montauban Alley is captured by the 18th Division, but Captain Wilfred Nevill's is killed by machine gun fire just short of the German wire. Captain Nevill is buried at Carnoy, France. Battle of the Somme
1940/05/29 WILLDORA, one of the first ships to join in the Dunkirk evacuation, is damaged by shellfire while transporting 200 lives back to England. Evacuation of Dunkirk

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Particulars for Hauts-de-France:
Locale type Region of France

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Somme Department of France

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Diary of a Country Priest Book
Georges Bernanos Set in Ambricourt, France
Diary of a Country Priest Film Robert Bresson Set in Ambricourt, France
Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belfort Book
Edith Wharton Dunkirk is a city in the Nord department in northern France.
Germinal Book Emile Zola "Germinal" is set in the fictional mining town of Montsou, France
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Film Julian Schnabel "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" is set in Berck-sur-Mer, France
The Marne (novella) Novella
Edith Wharton Battle of the Marne was a World War I battle fought along Marne River near Brasles, in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

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