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Saint-Nazaire

(săN-näzĕr`), city (1990 pop. 66,087), Loire-Atlantique dept., W France, at the mouth of the Loire River on the Bay of Biscay. Saint-Nazaire is an important seaport (mainly for trade with the Antilles and Central America) and a great shipbuilding and industrial center with aeronautical, metallurgical, chemical, and food industries. It is a port for the French navy. Built on the site of an ancient Gallo-Roman town, Saint-Nazaire belonged to the dukes of Brittany in the 14th and 15th cent. A major German submarine base during World War II, Saint-Nazaire was nearly destroyed by Allied bombing.

Saint-Nazaire

a port in NW France, at the mouth of the River Loire: German submarine base in World War II; shipbuilding. Pop.: 65 874 (1999)
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The donation follows a talk which Mr Sutton gave to the Nautical Club about his book, From Smethwick to St Nazaire, published in 2012 to mark the 70th anniversary of the raid and the 100th anniversary of Bill's birth.
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Mor Design undertook extensive research into the St Nazaire raid before developing the design, which aimed not only to enhance an existing memorial but also to increase visitors' understanding of the event itself.
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Today's official arrival was tempered out of respect for 15 people who died after a walkway linking the ship and dock collapsed at St Nazaire yard in western France.
The victims were relatives of French workers given permission to visit the Queen Mary 2 at a dry dock in St Nazaire in Brittany.
To find out what really happened the author made use of the departmental archives for a specific region, the Loire Valley in the north-west of France, from St Nazaire in the west to Tours in the east.