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mine anti-tank mines , where they took defensive positions for the night. Crossing between command posts at 11:30 that night, Doohan was hit by six rounds fired from a Bren gun by a nervous Canadian sentry: four in his leg, one in the chest, and one through his right middle finger. The bullet to his chest was stopped


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Westbury Manor to the West. Overview There has been a manor house on the site of the present house since before the Norman Conquest of England. In the Domesday Book (a survey of England published in 1086) the house was listed as belonging to the Peverell family, who arrived from Normandy with William the Conqueror. Their tenants, the Gresleys, were managing it for them at the time. History The toponym (Toponymy) "Newton" is derived from the Old English

Inaara graduated magna cum laude with a doctorate in International Law after completing her thesis on German-American commercial law. Begum Inaara’s early career included working, whilst still at university, in the management of her mother’s company (at the time Austria’s largest hotel and restaurant chain) and later for one of the most prominent German commercial law firms of the time. History The English surname '''Keynes''' is derived from a Norman (Normandy) place


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Conches-en-Ouche in Normandy (Eure county). thumb 200px '''Félix du Temple de la Croix''' (1823 (Image:DuTemplePhotograph.jpg)–1890). '''Félix du Temple de la Croix''' (July 18, 1823– November 4, 1890) (usually simply called '''Félix du Temple''') was a French (France) naval officer and an inventor, born into an ancient Normandy family. He developed some of the first flying machines (Early flying machines) and is credited with the first successful flight


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to school in his native city. It was while he was at the Lycée that he met his lifelong friend Raoul Dufy. He and Dufy studied at the Le Havre School of Fine Arts in 1895-96 and then went to Paris (Paris, France) together for further study. In Paris, Friesz met Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet, and Georges Rouault. Like them, he rebelled against the academic teaching of Bonnat (Léon Bonnat) and became a member of the Fauves (Fauvism), exhibiting with them in 1907


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of Portland Portland . European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Jun 6, 44 – Jun 25, 44, Normandy Landings, Operation Overlord, D-Day. On D-Day (Normandy Landings), 6 June 1944, ''Maloy'' supported operations off Omaha Beach in this hard-fought assault where naval gunfire support played a decisive role in victory. She continued to patrol off the Normandy coast and among the Channel Islands for the remainder of the war, raiding enemy shipping whenever possible


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, raised a rebellion against the king in 1088, St-Calais was implicated in the revolt. William Rufus laid siege to St-Calais in the bishop's stronghold of Durham, and later put him on trial for treason. A contemporary record of this trial, the ''De Iniusta Vexacione Willelmi Episcopi Primi'', is the earliest surviving detailed contemporary report of an English state-trial. Imprisoned briefly, St-Calais was allowed to go into exile after his castle at Durham was surrendered to the king. He went to Normandy, where he became a leading advisor to Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy, the elder brother of William Rufus. By 1091, St-Calais had returned to England and regained royal favour. He was most vocal, towards the end of his life, on the issue of voluntary euthanasia, of which he became a staunch proponent after witnessing the protracted death of his lifelong partner and manager Anthony Forwood (the former husband of actress Glynis Johns) in 1988. He gave an interview to John Hofsess, London executive director of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society: ''"My views were formulated as a 24-year-old officer in Normandy ... On one occasion the jeep ahead hit a mine ... Next thing I knew, there was this chap in the long grass beside me. A bloody bundle, shrapnel (Shrapnel shell)-ripped, legless, one arm only. The one arm reached out to me, white eyeballs wide, unseeing, in the bloody mask that had been a face. A gurgling voice said, 'Help. Kill me.' With shaking hands I reached for my small pouch to load my revolver ... I had to look for my bullets -- by which time somebody else had already taken care of him. I heard the shot. I still remember that gurgling sound. A voice pleading for death"'' ... - '''William I (William the Conqueror)''' '''William the Bastard''' '''William the Conqueror''' (''Guillaume le Bâtard'') (''Guillaume le Conquérant'') 25 December 1066–1087 Commons:Normandie


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; Norman (Norman language): ''Ĥâote-Normaundie'') is one of the 27 regions (regions of France) of France. It was created in 1984 from two départements: Seine-Maritime and Eure, when Normandy was divided into Lower Normandy and Upper Normandy. This division continues to provoke controversy, and some continue to call for reuniting the two regions. However, the name ''Upper Normandy'' existed prior to 1956 and referred by tradition to territories currently included within the administrative region: the Pays de Caux, the Pays de Bray (not that of Picardy), the Roumois, the Campagne of Le Neubourg, the Plaine de Saint André and the Norman Vexin. Today, most of the Pays d'Auge, as well as a small portion of the Pays d'Ouche, are located in Lower Normandy. History A human settlement at Littlehampton can be traced back to prehistoric and Roman times, while it appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as the small hamlet of 'Hantone'.


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after Piaf. The upper central part of this scene is dominated by the Paris Basin (Paris Basin (geology)), which consists of a layered sequence of sedimentary rocks. Fertile soils over much of the area make good agricultural land. The Normandie (Normandy) coast to the upper left is characterized by high, chalk cliffs, while the Brittany (Brittany (administrative region)) coast (the peninsula to the left) is highly indented where deep valleys were drowned by the sea, and the Biscay (Bay of Biscay) coast to the southwest is marked by flat, sandy beaches. The title of an article should generally use the version of the name of the subject which is most common in the English language, as you would find it in reliable sources (WP:SOURCES) (for example other encyclopedias and reference works, scholarly journals and major news sources (Wikipedia:NCGN#Widely accepted name)). This makes it easy to find, and easy to compare information with other sources. Often this will be the local version, as with Madrid. Sometimes the usual English version will differ somewhat from the local form (Aragon, Venice, Normandy; Franz Josef Strauss, Victor Emmanuel III (Victor Emmanuel III of Italy), Christopher Columbus). Rarely, as with Germany or Mount Everest, it will be completely different. Origins In 911, the French Carolingian ruler Charles the Simple allowed a group of Vikings under their leader Rollo (Rollo of Normandy) to settle in Normandy as part of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte. In exchange for the land, the Norsemen under Rollo were expected to provide protection along the coast against future Viking invaders. Bates ''Normandy Before 1066'' pp. 8–10 Their settlement proved successful, and the Vikings in the region became known as the "Northmen" from which "Normandy" is derived. Crouch ''Normans'' pp. 15–16 The Normans quickly adapted to the indigenous culture, renouncing paganism and converting to Christianity. Bates ''Normandy Before 1066'' p. 12 They adopted the langue d'oïl of their new home and added features from their own Norse language (Old Norse language), transforming it into the Norman language. They further blended into the culture by intermarrying with the local population. Bates ''Normandy Before 1066'' pp. 20–21 They also used the territory granted them as a base to extend the frontiers of the duchy to the west, annexing territory including the Bessin, the Cotentin Peninsula and Avranches. Hallam and Everard ''Capetian France'' p. 53 birth_date Commons:Normandie


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"CD" Puerto Rican Servicewomen in Defense of the Nation The simple design of the Welbike meant that it was easy and quick to produce and from 1942 went into full production for issue to airborne forces. By 1943 it was also being widely used by ground assault forces, including the Commandos and the Royal Marines Commando units, particularly for beach landings at Anzio and Normandy. The small size of the Welbike meant that it also proved very useful as a general airfield transport by the Royal Air Force and aircrews based in the large Far East airfields would 'stow away' a Welbike if they could find one. His paintings can be seen in Venice, Milan, The Louvre and the Château de Gaillon (Normandie (Normandy), France). One of his better known paintings is the ''Virgin of the Green Cushion'' (c. 1507) in the Louvre (illustrated here). The Louvre: Virgin of the Green Cushion In 1507 Andrea Solari went to France with letters of introduction to the Cardinal of Amboise, and was employed for two years on frescoes in the chapel of his castle of Gaillon in Normandy. Demolished during the French Revolution According to Giovanni Morelli's suggestion ''Dictionary of Art Historians'': Giovanni Morelli , the artist may have visited Flanders before returning to his native country, and this may account for the Flemish character of his later work. Biography Ogilvie, the son of a wealthy laird, was born into a respected Calvinist family at Drum-na-Keith near Keith (Keith, Moray) in Banffshire, Scotland and was educated in mainland Europe where he attended a number of Roman Catholic educational establishments, under the Benedictines at Regensburg in Germany and with the Jesuit (Society of Jesus)s at the University of Olomouc and Brno in the present day Czech Republic. In the midst of the religious controversies and turmoil that engulfed the Europe of that era he decided to become a Roman Catholic. In 1596, aged seventeen, he was received into the Catholic Church at Louvain (Leuven), Belgium. He joined the Society of Jesus in 1608 and was ordained priest in Paris in 1610. After ordination he served in Rouen in Normandy where he made repeated entreaties to be sent to Scotland to minister to the few remaining Roman Catholics in the Glasgow area (after 1560 it had become illegal to preach, proselytise for, or otherwise endorse Roman Catholicism). Long Bennington Priory was an Alien house granted in 1462 to the priory of Mount Grace (Mount Grace Priory). Commons:Normandie

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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