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Eglise Saint Laurent

Church (NEUVILLE-SAINT-VAAST)

Destroyed along with the rest of the village in the fighting of spring 1915, Saint Lawrence Church was rebuilt ten years later using a brand new material: reinforced concrete. This modern construction technique was perfected in 1890 by François Hennebique, a self-taught builder from Neuville-Saint-Vaast. The church contains stained-glass memorial windows which show Christ kissing the forehead of a dying soldier and views of Lorette Spur Cemetery and the old church tower.