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Basilica Notre-Dame de Brebières

A German shell hit the dome in 1915 which led the statue of the Virgin Mary to lean forward. The legend was that: "If the Virgin Mary falls, the war will be over." The statue fell on April 16, 1918, the war would continue until November.

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Source

  • Text: STIWOT
  • Photos: Barry van Veen

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