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Lycée Pierre Corneille de Rouen - History After studying in several countries and dropping out of law school, he settled in Paris and began to write fiction, both short crime stories and longer novels; his novels, heavily influenced by writers like Gustave Flaubert and Guy de Maupassant, were critically admired but met with little commercial success. File:US Navy 040223-M-4806Y-043 A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) arrives just offshore to unload supplies and equipment

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Centre for Metropolitan History (Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London date 2003-06-18) and still holds a market on Thursdays and Saturdays. In 2005 Wareham was named as a Fairtrade Town. In 2004, Murray appeared

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of a Paris print-seller, Auber was born in Caen in Normandy. Though his father expected him to continue in the print-selling business, he also allowed his son to learn how to play several musical instruments. His first teacher was the Tirol (Tyrol (state) )ean composer, Josef Alois Ladurner (1769–1851). At the age of 20 Auber was sent to London for business training, but he was obliged to leave England in 1804 when the Treaty of Amiens was breached. Image:Daniel FE Auber.jpg

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a biography of General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Reiss' Website the mixed-race son of a Norman (Normandy) marquis and an Haitian slave, who became a swashbuckling swordsman in Paris and then a military hero of the French Revolutionary Wars, remaining the highest-ranking black military figure in a Western army until Gen. Colin Powell 200 years later. His rivalry with Napoleon landed him in a dungeon and led to his early death, but his life inspired his identically named son to write books like “The Count of Monte Cristo” and “The Three Musketeers.” Publisher's Weekly, July 28, 2006 Origins There are two theories as to the origins of the name Agnew. The most widely accepted is that the name is French and derives from the Barony d'Agneaux in Normandy. Emigrants from the region first settled in England before moving north in the 12th century to Liddlesdale, Scotland. The other theory is that the Clan Agnew was connected to one of the tribes in Ulster, Ireland, perhaps a sept (Sept (social)) of O'Gnive — pronounced O'New. Other versions of the name include Egnew, Aganew, Vans Agnew, O'Gnive, O'Gnyw, O Gniomha, and MacGnive. The Agnews may be related to King Somerled (Somerled) from whom the Clan MacDonald (Clan Donald) descends. The Italian family AGNELLI (of FIAT fame) may be related. * In September 1944, Miles Dempsey was made an honorary citizen of the city of Caen in Normandy, France. * Around 1990, a street in Caen (''avenue Général Dempsey'') was named after him, Caen map, La Poste, 1993. in a district close to the Mémorial pour la Paix museum, where many of the streets commemorate personalities linked with the Second World War. The street links the ''avenue Maréchal Montgomery'' to the ''avenue Amiral Mountbatten''. Usage of ''-ville'' in France and in England *In France, after the 6th Century, especially in the North, first of all Normandy (20% of the communes end with ''-ville''), Beauce and French speaking part of Lorraine (Lorraine (duchy)). In the South East, they are exceptional and modern. In the South West, ''-ville'' is very often a translation of the Occitan ''-viala'' (Gascon (Gascon (language)) ''-viela''), sometimes ill gallicized in ''-vielle'' (variant ''-fielle''). There are almost all combined with the landowner's name. f. e : Colleville (Colville (disambiguation)) with ''Colle-'' that represents the Old Norse personal name ''Koli''. *In England, after the Norman conquest 1066. They are sometimes the family names of the places they came from in Normandy, such as Carville (Yorkshire) in Yorkshire or Dunstanville (Reginald de Dunstanville, 1st Earl of Cornwall) in Kent (cf. Dénestanville, Normandy, ''Dunestanvilla'' 11th century). Molyneux family history The ancestors of the Molyneaux family who arrived in England around the time of the Norman Conquest of 1066 (Norman Conquest of England) bore the name "de Molines". They came from Molineaux-sur-Seine (Moulineaux), near Rouen, in Normandy. They settled in Lancashire and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. They can be shown to have held the manor of Sefton (Sefton, Merseyside) without interruption from about 1100. The General Patton campaign takes place during World War II, and primarily describes the fighting in Northern Africa, Italy, and Normandy during D-Day. Showalter, Dennis. ''Patton and Rommel.'' Berkley Caliber: New York, 2005 General Patton—the main leader in the campaign—is playable in several scenarios, Dwight D. Eisenhower appears in cut scenes, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt narrates the beginning of one scenario. The '''Pont de Normandie''' is a cable-stayed (cable-stayed bridge) road bridge (viaduct) that spans the river Seine linking Le Havre to Honfleur in Normandy, northern France. Its total length is Commons:Normandie

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on her way across the English Channel to the Continent. These bold achievements brought him two awards of the Legion of Merit. In November 1943, he took command of the 11th Amphibious Force in the United Kingdom, earning the Army's Distinguished Service Medal (Distinguished Service Medal (Army)) for his superb leadership of this amphibious Force "O" which landed and so effectively supported the Army V Corps (V Corps (United States)) on the Omaha Beach sector off


it was where the Seine and the English Channel areas met. This had become a zone of intense activity because of the progress in shipping (Italian ships now often went around the Iberian peninsula). The southern area of Aquitaine, which exported wine to England, Brittany, which exported salt (History of salt), and the County of Flanders, which imported British wool, were all inclined toward the English sphere of influence. Biography Raoul Dufy was born into a large

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further suffered over ''Operation Market Garden'' and the failure to open Antwerp to shipping (Battle of the Scheldt) until November 1944. Frees' early radio career was cut short when he was drafted into World War II where he fought at Normandy, France on D-Day. He was wounded in action and was returned to the United States for a year of recuperation. He attended the Chouinard Art Institute under the G.I. Bill. When his first wife's health failed, he decided to drop out and return to radio work. http: paul-frees-collection-p-49447.html He appeared frequently on Hollywood radio series, including ''Escape (Escape (radio program))'', playing lead roles and alternating with William Conrad as the opening announcer of ''Suspense (Suspense (radio program))'' in the late 1940s, and parts on ''Gunsmoke'', (doing a passable impersonation of Howard McNear as Doc Adams for at least one episode, "The Cast"), and ''Crime Classics''. One of his few starring roles in this medium was as Jethro Dumont in the 1949 series ''The Green Lama'', as well as a syndicated anthology series ''The Player'', in which Frees narrated and played all of the parts. Biography Leblanc was born in Rouen, Normandy, where he was educated at the ''Lycée Pierre Corneille (Lycée Pierre Corneille (Rouen))''. Lycée Pierre Corneille de Rouen - History After studying in several countries and dropping out of law school, he settled in Paris and began to write fiction, both short crime stories and longer novels; his novels, heavily influenced by writers like Gustave Flaubert and Guy de Maupassant, were critically admired but met with little commercial success. thumb A US Navy (File:US Navy 040223-M-4806Y-043 A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) arrives just offshore to unload supplies and equipment in support of exercise Balikatan 2004.jpg) Landing Craft Utility (LCU) arrives to unload supplies and equipment in an exercise in Ternate, Cavite, Philippines. '''Landing craft''' are boats and seagoing vessels used to convey a landing force (infantry and vehicles) from the sea to the shore during an amphibious assault (Amphibious warfare). Most renowned are those used to storm the beaches of Normandy, the Mediterranean, and many Pacific islands during WWII (World War II). This was the high point of the landing craft, with a significant number of different designs produced in large quantities by the United Kingdom and United States. William was both a lover of the arts and a warrior. He became involved in conflicts with Normandy (which he raided in 1136, in alliance with Geoffrey le Bel of Anjou who claimed it in his wife's name) and France. Disgrace and the Monastery The king died in 1685. In March 1691, eighteen-year-old Barbara gave birth to an illegitimate son of the Earl of Arran (James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton), whom she named Charles Hamilton (1691-1754). Arran's parents bitterly opposed his relationship with Barbara. Right after giving birth, she became a nun in the English Priory of St. Nicholas, at Pontoise in Normandy, France, taking the name Sister Benedicta, where she later became prioress in 1721. Her son Charles was raised by her mother, the Duchess of Cleveland (Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland), who supposedly disowned her. The technique is known to have been in use in Normandy since the 1850s, producing cheeses with higher fat content than the US model, O. Courtois Yoplait and ''Philadelphia'' cream cheese has been suggested as a substitute when ''petit suisse (Petit suisse (cheese))'' is not available. Julia Child, ''Mastering the Art of French Cooking'' Life Guillaume was born in Paris, France. His father was a lawyer from Normandy who had moved to the French capital. While still young, Guillaume lost his hearing (Deafness), which may have motivated him to focus entirely on science. He never attended a university, but was able to study mathematics, the physical sciences, and celestial mechanics. He also spent time studying the skills of drawing, surveying, and architecture. * June 8—Ten U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 Mitchells (North American B-25 Mitchell) escorted by P-38 Ligthnings (Lockheed P-38 Lightning) attack a force of six Japanese destroyers northwest of Manokwari, New Guinea, sinking one and damaging three. Morison, Samuel Eliot, ''History of U.S. Naval Operations in World War II, Volume VIII: New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944-August 1944'', Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1989, p. 126. * June 8—Off Normandy, a German Heinkel He 177 badly damages the U.S. Navy destroyer Commons:Normandie

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. thumb right The entrance to the museum (File:D-Day museum southsea.JPG) The '''D-Day Museum''' is located in Southsea, near Portsmouth in Hampshire, England. Opened in 1984 by HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, it tells the story of Operation Overlord during the Normandy D-Day landings. The museum houses the ''Overlord embroidery'' and the display involves a film show including original footage and archive film. In September 1917 Brown and Cummings were


'''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: 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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