The Ancre is a river of Picardy, France. Rising at Miraumont, a hamlet near the town of Albert, it flows into the Somme at Corbie. It crosses no départements other than the Somme.
Usage examples of "ancre".
Pierre Divion fell almost at once, and our troops advanced on the southern heights of the Ancre to the Hansa trench half-way to Grandcourt.
Naval Division on their right drove the Germans out of their first two lines on the northern bank of the Ancre towards Beaucourt.
British troops began to nibble at the point of the salient on the Ancre which had been created by the battle of the Somme.
Before night they were ordered to take their stand on the old Ancre defences.
Front, three abreast, the man in the middle dozing, and all dreading the first sight of the Hanging Virgin of Albert because beyond her steeple lay the terrible valley of the Ancre and the hills above the Somme.
German retirement on the Somme and the Ancre to the Hindenburg line took place.
Anticipating trouble on the third army front he had withdrawn his outposts to a safer line all along the Ancre and up to Puisieux, and our men had been able to walk cautiously forward several hundred yards.
It was known that the Germans were rapidly bringing up new batteries north of the Ancre while low visibility postponed the day of the attack.
A river so-called, really a brook, the Ancre, runs at the foot of the slope and turns eastward beyond Thiepval, where a ridge called Crucifix Ridge north-east of the village takes its name from a Christ with outstretched arms visible for many miles around.
Then on past the bend of the Ancre the British and the German positions continued to the Gommecourt salient.
Down the valley of the Ancre at its bend they had more or less of an enfilade.
Sir Henry Ancred, asks me to write to you in reference to a portrait of himself in the character of Macbeth, for which he would be pleased to engage your services.
Thomas Ancred would say good-bye and leave her to savour the moment of departure.
Sir Henry Ancred is perhaps the worst of the lot, but, because he is an actor, his friends accept his behaviour as part of his stock-in-trade, and apart from an occasional feeling of shyness in his presence, seldom make the mistake of worrying about him.
Lady Ancred learnt to exhibit emotion with a virtuosity equal to that of her husband, cannot be discovered.