Albert is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts de France in northern France. It is positioned approximately halfway between Amiens and Bapaume. The French operatic bass Xavier Depraz become born in Albert on 22 April 1926. Albert turned into based as a Roman outpost, in approximately 54 BC. After being known with the aid of various kinds of the call of the local river the Ancre, it was renamed to Albert after it passed to Charles d Albert, duc de Luynes. It was a key region inside the Battle of the Somme in World War I, and World War I tourism is crucial for the metropolis.
During World War I, the statue of Mary and the little one Jesus designed by using sculptor Albert Roze and dubbed the Golden Virgin on pinnacle of the Basilica of Notre Dame de Brebieres become hit with the aid of a shell on 15 January 1915 and slumped to a near horizontal position, where but it remained until in addition shelling in 1918 destroyed the tower. The British stated that whoever made the statue fall would lose the battle, at the same time as the Germans idea the alternative.