Amiens in "All the Dead Pilots" (Location)

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Amiens
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
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Text (when unambiguous)
Other Texts Location Appears In: 
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1570
Y: 
327
Description: 

Amiens is a city in northern France that has a long history of military contestation and occupation. During World War I, it was a key location on the Western Front; and not long after Sartoris is shot down, it was the site of the first armored warfare in the war and the beginning of the offensive that ultimately resulted in the Armistice. In this story it is the site of the "estaminet, a 'bit of a pub'" (516), run by an old woman, where the rivalry between Sartoris and Spoomer reaches its climax among the chaos of falling German artillery shells. Also included in the site is the nearby canal and field where Sartoris lands his plane.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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