[al-sas-law-reyn, -loh-, -seys-; French al-zas-law-ren]
- a region in NE France, including the former provinces of Alsace and Lorraine: part of Germany 1871–1919, 1940–45. 5607 sq. mi. (14,522 sq. km).
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A Frenchman all through, from the way he got worked up over Alsace-Lorraine.
Once we regain Alsace-Lorraine, we can be well-content to lay down our arms.
Carthage became as confused in its language as Alsace-Lorraine.In a Little Town
On the one hand, the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine is far more recent.Belgium
The return of Alsace-Lorraine to France was unanimously approved.Woodrow Wilson and the World War
- an area of NE France, comprising the modern regions of Alsace and Lorraine: under German rule 1871–1919 and 1940–44. Area: 14 522 sq km (5607 sq miles)German name: Elsass-Lothringen
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