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Falaise

(fälĕz`), town (1993 est. pop. 8,387), Calvados dept., N France, in Normandy. Once an important textile center, the town is now an agricultural marketplace and manufactures cheeses and household appliances. William I of England (William the Conqueror) was born in Falaise at the castle of the first dukes of Normandy. The town also has a château (12th–13th cent.) built on a promontory and housing a dungeon. Falaise was a key point in the Normandy campaignNormandy campaign,
June to Aug., 1944, in World War II. The Allied invasion of the European continent through Normandy began about 12:15 AM on June 6, 1944 (D-day). The plan, known as Operation Overlord, had been prepared since 1943; supreme command over its execution was
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 of World War II and was heavily damaged.
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At various times, Madame Aubain received a visit from the Marquis de Gremanville, one of her uncles, who was ruined and lived at Falaise on the remainder of his estates.
The VC was won by Lt Col David Currie who led 15 tanks and 130 men during a three-day attack by Germans in the Falaise Gap in Normandy, France, in 1944.
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En fait, ces derniers ont ete surpris que la plage de la falaise, ait ete, du jour au lendemain, assiegee par une entreprise de securite prive, en interdisant l'acces aux citoyens.
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