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, worked as a farm labourer, and spent over a year in the Polish Red Cross-run Hôtel de la Poste in Voiron. Here he began writing ''Professor Mmaa's Lecture'' in Polish and wrote the long poem ''Croquis dans les Ténèbres'' ''Sketches in Darkness'' . Towards the end of 1942 Themerson got across France and Spain via Marseilles to Lisbon where he was flown to Britain by the R.A.F. (Royal Air Force), rejoining his wife and re-enlisting in the Polish army. He spent time with the army


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(''-toft'' : Langstoft, Havetoft, Koltoft (:de:Struxdorf), Goltoft, Kaltoft...), Normandy (''-tot'' : Lanquetot, Colletot, Caltot, Hottot (Hottot-les-Bagues), Hotot (Hotot-en-Auge)...), etc. References Without fighter escort and in the face of powerful opposition, the group completed an assault against aircraft factories in central Germany on 11 January 1944, earning a Distinguished Unit Citation (Presidential Unit Citation (United States)) (DUC


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moved south through Anjou and Aquitaine, the extent of Henry's power in the provinces diminished considerably, scarcely resembling the modern concept of an empire at all. Some of the traditional ties between parts of the empire such as Normandy and England were slowly dissolving over time. Barlow, p.284. It was unclear what would happen to the empire on Henry's death. Although the custom of primogeniture, under which an eldest son would inherit all his father's lands, was slowly becoming more widespread across Europe, it was less popular amongst the Norman kings of England. Barlow, p.305. Most believed that Henry would divide the empire, giving each son a substantial portion, and hoping that his children would continue to work together as allies after his death. Warren, p.27. To complicate matters, much of the Angevin empire was held by Henry only as a vassal of the King of France of the rival line of the House of Capet. Henry had often allied himself with the Holy Roman Emperor against France, making the feudal relationship even more challenging. Barlow, p.281. With World War II underway, Liebowitz expected that Simon and Kirby would be drafted, so he asked the artists to create an inventory of material to be published in their absence. The pair hired writers, inkers, letterers, and colorists in order to create a year's worth of material. Kirby was drafted into the U.S. Army on June 7, 1943. Ro, p. 33 After basic training at Camp Stewart, near Atlanta, Georgia, he was assigned to Company F of the 11th Infantry. Evanier, p. 67 He landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on August 23, 1944, two-and-a-half months after D-Day, though Kirby's reminiscences would place his arrival just 10 days after. Kirby recalled that a lieutenant, learning that comics artist Kirby was in his command, made him a scout who would advance into towns and draw reconnaissance maps and pictures, an extremely dangerous duty. Ro, p. 35 As for the leaders of the Order, the elderly Grand Master Jacques de Molay, who had confessed under torture, retracted his statement. His associate Geoffroi de Charney, Preceptor of Normandy, followed de Molay's example and insisted on his innocence. Both men were declared guilty of being relapsed heretics, and they were sentenced to burn alive at the stake in Paris on March 18, 1314. De Molay reportedly remained defiant to the end, asking to be tied in such a way that he could face the Notre Dame Cathedral (Notre Dame de Paris) and hold his hands together in prayer. Martin, p. 125. According to legend, he called out from the flames that both Pope Clement and King Philip would soon meet him before God. His actual words were recorded on the parchment as follows : "Dieu sait qui a tort et a pëché. Il va bientot arriver malheur à ceux qui nous ont condamnés à mort" (free translation : "God knows who is wrong and has sinned. Soon a calamity will occur to those who have condemned us to death"). Pope Clement died only a month later, and King Philip died in a hunting accident before the end of the year. Martin, p. 140. Malcolm Barber has researched this legend and concluded that it originates from ''La Chronique métrique attribuée à Geffroi de Paris (Geoffrey of Paris)'', ed. A. Divèrres, Strasbourg, 1956, pages 5711-5742. Geoffrey of Paris was "apparently an eye-witness, who describes Molay as showing no sign of fear and, significantly, as telling those present that God would avenge their deaths". Barber, ''The Trial of The Templars'', page 357, footnote 110, Second edition (Cambridge University Press, 2006). ISBN 0521672368 In ''The New Knighthood'' Barber referred to a variant of this legend, about how an unspecified Templar had appeared before and denounced Clement V and, when he was about to be executed sometime later, warned that both Pope and King would "within a year and a day be obliged to explain their crimes in the presence of God", found in the work by Ferretto of Vicenza, ''Historia rerum in Italia gestarum ab anno 1250 ad annum usque 1318'' (Malcolm Barber, ''The New Knighthood'', pages 314-315, Cambridge University Press, 1994). ISBN 0-521-55872-7 Other Celtic nations Although not a traditional component of national dress outside Scotland, kilts have become recently popular in the other Celtic nations as a sign of Celtic identity. Commons:Normandie


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carbonate , which could be isolated from seaweed collected on the coasts of Normandy and Brittany. To isolate the sodium carbonate, seaweed was burned and the ash washed with water. The remaining waste was destroyed by adding sulfuric acid. Courtois once added excessive sulfuric acid and a cloud of purple vapor rose. He noted that the vapor crystallized on cold surfaces, making dark crystals. Courtois suspected that this was a new element but lacked funding to pursue it further


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performances of some of his plays at St. Wandrille had been successful, Maeterlinck felt that he was losing his privacy. The death of his mother on 11 June 1910 added to his depression. Knapp, 133-4. On 1 July 1939, he was commissioned into the Royal Armoured Corps as a Second Lieutenant, service number 92407. He had previously been a member of the Officer Training


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Avalanche in Italy, Operation Dragoon and of course the Pacific Theatre (Pacific War) at the Battle of Guadalcanal, the Battle of Tarawa, the Battle of the Philippines, the Battle of Iwo Jima and the Battle of Okinawa. '''Pierre Dubois''' (Normandy, c. 1255 – after. 1321), French (France) publicist in the reign of Philip the Fair (Philip IV of France), was the author of a series of political pamphlets embodying original and daring views. *Great War


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and scenes of daily life. Leader of the movement and father of modern painting, Claude Monet is perhaps one of the best known Impressionists and a major character in Normandy's artistic heritage. His house and gardens at Giverny are one of the region's major tourist sites, much visited for their beauty and their water lilies, as well as for their importance to Monet's artistic inspiration. Normandy was at the heart of his creation, from the paintings of Rouen's cathedral to the famous

depictions of the cliffs at Etretat, the beach and port at Fécamp and the sunrise at Le Havre. It was ''Impression, Sunrise'', Monet's painting of Le Havre, that led to the movement being dubbed Impressionism. After Monet, all the main avant-garde painters of the 1870s and 1880s came to Normandy to paint its landscapes and its changing lights, concentrating along the Seine valley and the Norman coast. Landscapes and scenes of daily life were also immortalised on canvas by artists such as William Turner (William Turner (artist)), Gustave Courbet, the Honfleur born Eugène Boudin, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Auguste Renoir, Gustave Caillebotte, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. While Monet's work adorns galleries and collections all over the world, a remarkable quantity of Impressionist works can be found in galleries throughout Normandy, such as the Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen) in Rouen, the Musée Eugène Boudin in Honfleur or the André Malraux Museum (Musée Malraux) in Le Havre. Maurice Denis, one of the leaders and theoricists of the Nabis (Les Nabis) movement in the 1890s, was a native of Granville, in the Manche department. The ''Société Normande de Peinture Moderne'' was founded in 1909 by Pierre Dumont (Pierre Dumont (painter)), Robert Antoine Pinchon, Yvonne Barbier and Eugène Tirvert. Among members were Raoul Dufy, a native of Le Havre, Albert Marquet, Francis Picabia and Maurice Utrillo. Also in this movement were the Duchamp brothers, Jacques Villon and Marcel Duchamp, considered one of the father of modern art, also natives of Normandy. Jean Dubuffet, one of the leading French artist of the 1940s and the 1950s was born in Le Havre. Languages Commons:Normandie


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Perche is bounded by Normandy to the north and west, Maine (Maine (province of France)) to the south-west, Vendomois and Dunois to the south, Beauce to the east and Thimerais to the north-east. History In the Middle Ages, the Perche constituted a county lying between Normandy and Maine, of which Corbon (Corbon, Orne), Mortagne and Nogent-le-Rotrou were successively the capitals. It was held by an independent line of counts until 1226. One


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illumination fell away in the final phase of the Gothic period as elite patrons began instead to commission works from Paris or Flanders. Some of the extremely rare survivals of English medieval panel paintings, like the Westminster Retable and Wilton Diptych (the artist's nationality here is uncertain) are of the highest quality. Another art form introduced through the church was stained glass, which was also adopted for secular uses. There was a considerable industry producing Nottingham


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troops in preparation for the invasion of France. In May 1944, she took part in an exercise near Littlehampton. She took part in the Normandy Landings carrying part of 537 LCA Flotilla, carrying troops to Sword Beach. The flotilla that ''Empire Battleaxe

Normandy

'''Normandy''' ( , Norman (Norman language): ''Nourmaundie'', from Old French ''Normanz'', plural of ''Normant'', originally from the word for "northman" in several Scandinavian languages) title Norman publisher Online Etymology Dictionary url http: www.etymonline.com index.php?term Norman accessdate April 2010 is a geographical region of France corresponding to the former Duchy of Normandy.

Since 1956, Normandy has been divided into two administrative regions (Regions of France): Lower Normandy and Upper Normandy; these will be merged into one single region effective 1 January, 2016. The continental territory covers 30,627 km² Administrative Normandy and comprise two bailiwicks: Guernsey and Jersey, which are British Crown dependencies.

Upper Normandy (''Haute-Normandie'') consists of the French ''departments (département in France)'' of Seine-Maritime and Eure, and Lower Normandy (''Basse-Normandie'') of the ''departments (Département in France)'' of Orne, Calvados (Calvados (department)), and Manche. The earlier province (Provinces of France) of Normandy comprised present-day Upper and Lower Normandy, as well as small areas now part of the ''départements'' of Mayenne and Sarthe. The name is derived from the settlement of the territory by Vikings ("Northmen (Norsemen)") from the 9th century, and confirmed by treaty in the 10th century. For a century and a half following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Normandy and England were linked by Norman and Frankish (Franks) rulers.

During World War II, the D Day landings on the Normandy beaches, under the code name Operation Overlord, started the lengthy Battle of Normandy and resulted in the Liberation of Paris and the restoration of the French Republic. These landings were a significant turning point in the war.

Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural in character, with cattle breeding the most important sector (although in decline from the peak levels of the 1970s and 1980s). The ''bocage'' is a patchwork of small fields with high hedges, typical of western areas. Upper Normandy contains a higher concentration of industry. Normandy is a significant cider-producing region, and also produces calvados (calvados (spirit)), a distilled cider or apple brandy. Other activities of economic importance are dairy produce, flax (60% of production in France), horse breeding (including two French national stud farms), fishing, seafood, and tourism. The region contains three French nuclear power stations. There is also easy access to and from the UK using the ports of Cherbourg, Caen (Ouistreham), Le Havre and Dieppe (Dieppe, Seine-Maritime). Houses and properties for sale. Normandy Property. Retrieved on 2013-09-19.

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