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Dieppe

(dēĕp`), city (1990 pop. 36,600), Seine-Maritime dept., N France, in Normandy, at the mouth of the Arques River on the English Channel. It is a fishing and commercial port, a manufacturing center of products ranging from ships to telephones, and a beach resort. It is famous for crafts made of bone and ivory. Channel steamers sail from Dieppe to Newhaven, England. Dieppe was frequently involved in the wars between England and France. In the late 17th cent. it suffered severely from the dragonnadesdragonnades
or dragonades
, name given to a form of persecution of French Protestants, or Huguenots, before and after the revocation (1685) of the Edict of Nantes (see Nantes, Edict of) by Louis XIV.
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 of Louis XIV and an Anglo-Dutch naval bombardment (1694). In World War II, Dieppe was the object of a costly commando attack (Aug. 19, 1942) to test the strength of the German defenses. The Allied forces, mostly Canadians, lost two thirds of their men in casualties. There is a war memorial on the beach. Among the notable buildings of the city are the Church of Saint-Jacques (begun 13th cent.) and a 15th-century château.

Dieppe

a port and resort in N France, on the English Channel. Pop.: 34 653 (1999)
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My first battle was on the 19th of August, 1942, which was the Dieppe Raid [on the Normandy coast of France].
Curator Katy Norris's thematic (and loosely chronological) hang draws out significant moments in Sickert's career, such as the years he spent painting landscapes at Envermeu, 10 miles inland from Dieppe, where he bought a house with his second wife Christine Angus in 1912.
The same ghostly re-enactment of what is thought to be the Dieppe Raid of August 19, 1942, has been seen by many other people over the years.
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She had mentioned that they were interested in a World War II novel, and I immediately knew that if I were to accept this challenge, I'd write about Dieppe. The doomed Dieppe raid of August 19, 1942, was still fresh in my mind from a non-fiction book I'd written the year before, entitled DIEPPE: Canada's Darkest Day of World War II.
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