Cotentin Peninsula
geographical name peninsula NW France projecting into English Channel W of mouth of the Seine

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  • Cotentin Peninsula — (also known as Cherbourg Peninsula) in Normandy The Cotentin Peninsula, also known as the Cherbourg Peninsula, is a peninsula in Normandy, forming part of the north western coast of France. It juts out north westwards into the English Channel,… …   Wikipedia

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  • MV Cotentin — M/V Cotentin is a freight ferry operated by Brittany Ferries and built by Aker Finnyards in Finland. Cotentin is named after the Cotentin Peninsula of France of which Cherbourg is its largest town. Cotentin was also the name of one of the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Battle of Cherbourg — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Cherbourg partof=Operation Overlord, Battle of Normandy caption= date=June 6, 1944 ndash; June 30, 1944 place=Normandy, France result=Allied victory combatant1=flag|United States|1912… …   Wikipedia

  • Utah Beach — ▪ World War II Introduction       the westernmost beach of the five landing areas of the Normandy Invasion of World War II. It was assaulted on June 6, 1944 (D Day of the invasion), by elements of the U.S. 4th Infantry Division and was taken with …   Universalium

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