The first few pages give a brief account of Amiens during the war, the rest of the book is a guided tour of the town as it was before the war with plenty of photos of sights and places to be visited.
BYGONE PILGRIMAGE. AMIENS BEFORE AND DURING THE WAR
Amiens was occupied by the Germans for only twelve days in 1914, from 31st August till 12th September when the French reoccupied the town. Thereafter it remained safe behind the lines till the German final offensive of Spring 1918 brought them almost to the gates, but they failed to capture the town. It was from here on 8th August 1918, the ‘black day’ for the German army, that the allied offensive that led to victory was launched.