Part of Sainte-Mère-Église
The church of Saint-Lô
|5.06 km2 (1.95 sq mi)|
|• Density||27/km2 (69/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||1–32 m (3.3–105.0 ft) |
(avg. 80 m or 260 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Following World War II, for 21 months, tens of thousands of Nazi POWs were detained at an Allied prison camp in Foucarville. Officially called the Continental Prisoner of War Enclosure Number 19, it encompassed 306 acres, was powered by hydroelectric power and diesel generators, 2 hospitals, 50 kitchens serving 5 mess halls, 10 workshops, 4 churches 2 theaters and a soccer field. The last prisoners were re-integrated into society at the camp's close on December 31, 1948.
- Arrêté préfectoral 2 December 2015 (in French)
- Stoffer, Jeff. “The Compassionate Prison Camp.” The American Legion, 20 Feb. 2018, www.legion.org/magazine/241275/compassionate-prison-camp.
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