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Alsace British & World English

A region of NE France, on the borders with Germany and Switzerland. Alsace was annexed by Prussia, along with part of Lorraine (forming Alsace-Lorraine), after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1, and restored to France after the First World War

Alsace-Lorraine New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

area of France formerly ruled by Prussia

Alsace-Lorraine in Alsace British & World English

A region of NE France, on the borders with Germany and Switzerland. Alsace was annexed by Prussia, along with part of Lorraine (forming Alsace-Lorraine), after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1, and restored to France after the First World War