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Saint-Lô

(săN-lō), town (1990 pop. 22,819), capital of Manche dept., NW France, in Normandy. It is an agricultural center and has famous horse stables. Wood products, plaster, and clothing are manufactured. An old Gallo-Roman town, Saint-Lô was a medieval fortress and was the scene of a massacre of HuguenotsHuguenots
, French Protestants, followers of John Calvin. The term is derived from the German Eidgenossen, meaning sworn companions or confederates. Origins

Prior to Calvin's publication in 1536 of his Institutes of the Christian Religion,
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 in the 16th cent. Saint-Lô has been rebuilt since its virtual destruction during the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944.
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In 1727 Commodore John St. Lo recorded 11 byeboats in Little Placentia, with 55 men, but none at Great Placentia.
If I told you of some of my experiences you'd probably worry so I just won't." In early July as the campaign to take St. Lo continued, my father noted in a letter that he'd been trying to write more letters, but "everytime I start the shells start thick and fast and I have to give up." He expressed the hope that "it lets up a bit," and said he was "a bit tired after being in the front lines for almost 40 days."
Then they participated in some of the toughest battles of the European theater, including the D-Day invasion, St. Lo, the Huertgen Forest, the Battle of the Bulge, and the Siegfried Line.
Six days after the breakout from the bocage country at St. Lo, the American army was racing through open country into Brittany, swallowing up territory with incredible speed.
Cuando Beckett llego, algunos fotografos habian preparado el folleto con imagenes St. Lo, Capitale des Ruines, 5 et 7 June, 1944, mostrando las principales casas y calles antes y despues del bombardeo.
Camine unas cuadras sobre Salina St. Lo supe porque vi el nombre de la calle en un letrero que me llegaba a la cintura.
It functioned between June 12, 1944, and the liberation of St. Lo, which required a new press camp nearer the advancing battlefront following five weeks of fighting.
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For example, Beevor criticizes Bernard Montgomery for his leadership throughout the campaign, beginning with his failure to seize Caen on D-Day, and is equally harsh in his criticism of Omar Bradley's generalship from his handling of Omaha Beach, the breakthrough at St. Lo, and the subsequent battles that led to the controversy associated with the failure to close the Falaise Pocket.
we received orders to move from our assembly area to the outskirts of St. Lo [Saint-Lo, about 20 miles south of Omaha Beach], We were then told that we were going into the real thing, "Combat." Naturally, we were all excited and curious.
Drivers on the Red Bail Express picked up freight at St. Lo, near the Normandy beaches, and drove as fast as they could to Chartres to supply the U.S.
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