History of Lower Normandy

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Napoleon I of France and Marie Louise attending a naval review in Cherbourg in 1811

The History of Lower Normandy concerns that part of Normandy termed Lower Normandy (in French Basse-Normandie) which was created as a new region of France in 1956, when the traditional province of Normandy, with an integral history reaching back to the 10th century, was divided into Lower and Upper Normandy. The region comprises three départements, Calvados, Manche and Orne.

Early history[edit]

17th century[edit]

World War II[edit]

The main thrust of Operation Overlord was concentrated on Lower Normandy.

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