Photo of a mural of the falling virgin statue, Albert
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Notre Dame de Brebières Basilica is shown towering over this wall on the left. During the First World War, the church was hit by over 2,000 shells. The gold-covered Virgin Mary statue on the top of it began to lean over, as shown in the mural on the wall in the foreground here. The legend was that when the virgin fell the war would end. She finally fell in April 1918. The First World War officially ended on 11 November 1918. The statue is 5m tall and holds a child up, who is 1.85m tall. The church had to be completely rebuilt following the First World War, and rebuilding was completed in 1931.
a mural of the falling virgin statue, Albert
|Camera:||Canon EOS 450D|
|Date (GMT):||15/04/13 14:07|
|Original size:||4272 x 2848 pixels|
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