Cotentin

(from the article `Digest of Operation `Overlord`) Paratroopers from the U.S. 82nd and 101st airborne divisions were night-dropped inland on the Cotentin in order to support the amphibious assault at ...
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Cotentin

Cotentin (kôtäNtăN') , region of N France, in Normandy, roughly coinciding with the peninsula formed by Manche dept. and extending into the English Channel. Cherbourg is the chief port, and there are numerous fishing ports. The lambs of the Cotentin breed of sheep are highly est...
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