Saint-Lambert-sur-Dive

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Saint-Lambert-sur-Dive
Saint-Lambert-sur-Dive is located in France
Saint-Lambert-sur-Dive
Saint-Lambert-sur-Dive
Coordinates: 48°49′15″N 0°04′33″E / 48.8208°N 0.0758°E / 48.8208; 0.0758Coordinates: 48°49′15″N 0°04′33″E / 48.8208°N 0.0758°E / 48.8208; 0.0758
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Orne
Arrondissement Argentan
Canton Trun
Intercommunality Vallée de la Dives
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Duval
Area1 7.73 km2 (2.98 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 156
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 61413 / 61160
Elevation 85–148 m (279–486 ft)
(avg. 92 m or 302 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Saint-Lambert-sur-Dive is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France.

It is recognised as the place where the 4th Canadian Armoured Division (specifically the South Alberta Regiment and Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada) fought tenaciously in the closing stages of the Battle of Normandy. It is the place where Major David Vivian Currie won his Victoria Cross. The action centred on the stone bridge across the Dives and later, down to the ford at Moissy - both of which provided the Germans with escape routes across the river.

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