From our 'War Picture of the Week' Archive
"If music be the food of love… play on"
The French President visits recaptured Péronne: a British band and guard of honour is drawn up in the main street. August 1918.
Péronne is a large town in the north of France. During their retreat German troops destroyed much of the medieval center.
When the allied troops entered the town they found a wooden billboard on the front of the townhall. On it some words by Goethe: "Nicht ärgern, nur wundern" [Don't get cross, only be suprised]
The bill can still be seen in the Somme battles museum Historial de la Grande Guerre in Péronne.
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