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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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Just recently, for example, the Dieppe raid was proclaimed to have been planned also for the purpose of stealing equipment and manuals associated with the Germans' Enigma code machine, and possibly even all or parts of the machine Itself.
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.
O'r funud llwyddodd tim Mamwlad i brofi lle y cafodd hi ei chladdu yn Dieppe, roedden ni i gyd yn benderfynol y byddai'r llecyn yn cael ei nodi yn swyddogol.
This paper reviews the evidence and will draw particular attention to two contemporary or near-contemporary witnesses: one was himself a mapmaker of the Dieppe school, Guillaume Le Testu; the other was a Portuguese cosmographer who some fifty years later was tasked to discover what was described in his instructions as Meridional India, the Indies south of Java.
Battle of Dieppe raid in 1942, oyal Marine Commando that fateful day, showed he has plenty of fight-But the thrill-seeking veteran, in the Royal Marine Commando that fateful day, showed he has plenty of fighting spirit left.
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.
They amply made up for that on Sunday however in the lighter conditions and pouring rain, winning the fifth and final race of the day to end the weekend and start the first offshore leg to Dieppe in third place overall.
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The raid on Dieppe in August 1942 is still controversial to the extent that "The waters have since been muddied so successfully that today hardly anything about the raid is undisputed.
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