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Carency - Le Christ

A postally unused carte postale published by Lévy Fils of Paris bearing an image of a badly damaged statue of Christ on the cross at Carency. According to the card, the statue was riddled with bullet holes, suggesting that it was used for target practice.

 

The wreath on the left bears the message: 'Your chaplains pray for you and for your families'.

 

Carency is a farming village located 8 miles (13 km) north-west of Arras. The church of St. Aignan was rebuilt, along with most of the village, after the destruction resulting from the Great War.

 

François Faber, winner of the 1909 Tour de France, died at Carency while fighting in the Second Battle of Artois, on the 9th. May 1915.

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Taken on September 2, 2011