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  CHERBOURG - LoveToKnow Article on CHERBOURG
Cherbourg is a fortified place of the first class, headquarters of one of the five naval arrondissements of France, and the seat of a sub-prefect.
Cherbourg derives its chief importance from its naval and commercial harbours, which are distant from each other about half a mile.
Cherbourg is supposed by some investigators to occupy the site of the Roman station of Coriallupn, but nothing definite is known.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CH/CHERBOURG.htm   (752 words)

 Cherbourg-Octeville - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The combined population of Cherbourg and Octeville at the 1999 census was 42,318 inhabitants.
Population of Cherbourg metropolitan area (the aire urbaine de Cherbourg) at the 1999 census was 117,855 inhabitants.
Napoléon and Marie Louise attending the parade of the squadron in Cherbourg in 1811
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cherbourg   (267 words)

 South Burnett Tourism - Cherbourg
Cherbourg is an aboriginal community and has a permanent population of around 2,500 residents.
Cherbourg is run by the Cherbourg Community Council which is composed of respected tribal elders drawn from the community.
Cherbourg was founded in 1904 when 7000 acres (2,835 ha) of the Cherbourg selection were set aside by the Queensland State Government for an aboriginal settlement.
tourism.southburnett.com.au /towncherbourg.htm   (510 words)

 CCI Cherbourg Cotentin -
Easily accessible, the port of Cherbourg is known by the largest shipowners for the quality of  service of all its port operators and for its great reliability.
The port of Cherbourg and its passenger terminal took a great part in the  transatlantic epic of the first part of the twentieth century, Cherbourg still welcomes the most famous cruise ships of the world.
Cherbourg will also welcome the Norwegian full rigged ship, the Christian Radich, the Alexander Von Humboldt famous for her green sails, and the Bulgarian Kaliakra, a barkentine built in the shipyards of Gdansk.
welcome.port-cherbourg.com   (570 words)

 The Cherbourg Boats
The Cherbourg boats were, in Israeli military thinking, essential for the modernization of her navy and the security of the state.
The Cherbourg shipyard workers had little experience of building ships of this kind, but with the German designs and the Israelis on hand, they were able to begin construction of the ships.
With the end of the war with Algeria and the French withdrawal from her former Arabic-speaking provinces in North Africa a few short years before the 1967 War, France was interested in rebuilding her relations with Arab states and assuring a free supply of oil and economic concessions in the Middle East.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/History/Cherbourg.html   (3183 words)

 breakout one
The consequence was that on the 22nd a heavy bombardment hid Cherbourg.
The Osteck complex near Fermanvile was a pain in the neck for General Collins, with it's fourthy blockhauses and heavy guns that threatend the harbour of Cherbourg 25 kilometers away.
Eight kilometers west of Cherbourg, near Landemer, lay some bunkers which are swept from the dunes and lay as enormous dead skulls on the beach.
breakouteng.bravepages.com /outbreak.htm   (911 words)

 The Fall of Cherbourg: Utah Beach to Cherbourg
German forces in Fortress Cherbourg were well aware of the desperateness of their position as early as the morning of 24 June.
Cherbourg was captured on D plus 21, and the last enemy were cleared from the peninsula on D plus 2s.
Cherbourg's quick capitulation was taken hard by Hitler, and thereafter in Nazi circles General von Schlieben was held up as the very model of a poor commander.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/BOOKS/WWII/utah/utah11.htm   (6590 words)

 Cherbourg - Octeville - Cherbourg - Octeville - FUAJ, The Network for Travellers
Half-way between England and the Channel Islands, Cherbourg is a deep water harbour.
As well as a maritime town, Cherbourg is a town of gardens full of exotic plants and precious unusual ornments.
Situated at 500m from the pedestrian centre, the Town Hall and in the vecinity of the sailing harbour and the "City of the Sea", this beautifully designed hostel is the ideal base for those wishing to explore the whole of the city.
www.fuaj.org /eng/hostels/aj_fiche.php?aj_id=6   (196 words)

 CCI Cherbourg Cotentin - Fishing
Cherbourg is the first auction market in France and the third in Europe to organize the sale at a distance through the web.
Between 9000 to 10000 tons of seafood go through the auction market each year : Cherbourg is being regularly registered among the 10 first French fishing ports out of 40 and is registered as the second one in Normandy.
Cherbourg was already the first auction to get the quality label ISO 9001, model 2000 in July 2003 for the whole services from landing stage to loading of buyer's lorries : grading, weighing, sharing out, labelling, sale, delivery, invoicing, cleanning and maintenance of equipments.
english.peche-cherbourg.com   (235 words)

 Les Parapluies de Cherbourg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) is a musical film made in 1964.
It is interesting to note that the current version of Les Parapluies de Cherbourg released on DVD is a completely rennovated version of the original.
Legrand assisted in the digital remastering of his score and finally produced an extremely high-quality version of the filmscore, considered by many to be a musical masterpiece.
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/The_Umbrellas_of_Cherbourg   (726 words)

In 1907, the White Star Line inaugurated Southampton as its primary port for transatlantic steamers arriving in and departing from England.
Cherbourg did not have the full facilities to accommodate the large steamers in her docks, so any ships would have to be anchored out in the roadstead and serviced by company tenders, which would steam out to a ship to embark or disembark passengers, baggage, and small items of cargo.
On 14th June, 1911, the two Cherbourg tenders serviced Olympic on her maiden voyage, and on 10th April, 1912, they serviced Titanic, although it would be the first and only time.
www.titanic-titanic.com /cherbourg.shtml   (254 words)

 Cherbourg on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Wave of migrants descends on France's 'new Sangatte' Cherbourg is the new target for asylum seekers heading for the UK
Cherbourg se met à l'heure des années 1930 pour saluer le Queen Mary 2
The advance of American troops in the streets of Cherbourg during its liberation.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/Cherbour.asp   (564 words)

 CNN.com - Karachi deaths shock Cherbourg - May 9, 2002
CHERBOURG, France -- CNN correspondent Rym Brahimi reports on the reaction of residents in Cherbourg to the apparent suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan:
People in Cherbourg have been left shocked and stunned by the deaths of 11 French people in Karachi.
Cherbourg residents are holding a candle-lit vigil in a chapel in the town on Friday, and a remembrance service for the bomb victims will also be held on Sunday.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/05/09/cherbourg.victims.otsc   (659 words)

 The fishing port of Cherbourg
Cherbourg is the first auction market in France and the third in Europe to organize the sale at a distance through the web.
Between 9000 to 10000 tons of seafood go through the auction market each year : Cherbourg is being regularly registered among the 10 first French fishing ports out of 40 and is registered as the second one in Normandy.
With 8,600 tonnes of fish landed in 2002, Cherbourg is Normandy's second largest fishing port.
www.ville-cherbourg.fr /uk/economy/the_economy_of_the_cotent/the_fishing_port/the_fishing_port_of_cherb   (196 words)

 Cherbourg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Cherbourg was where I first landed in France, many years ago, when I was 17.
Cherbourg has four sections to its port, naval, the marina, commercial (including the ferries and the occasional cruise ship) and fishing.
Cherbourg is at the end of the N13/A13 dual carriageway/autoroute from Paris and this links to the A84 autoroute (still under construction in part) to Rennes with good roads on south from there.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /bridgwatarian/cherbourg.htm   (651 words)

 (QldGovSpin) Cherbourg Moves Forward In Campaign Against Alcohol & Violence | Alternative News Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Cherbourg will soon become the 18th Queensland Indigenous community to introduce an alcohol management plan under Beattie Government legislation.
"Cherbourg people have decided on a model to suit the unique needs of their community, which does not have licensed premises but is only a stone's throw from Murgon - which does have licensed premises.
"To enact the Cherbourg AMP, at least one sign must be erected in the community, however it is likely that signs would be placed at each of the designated dry places in the community," Ms Clark said.
us.altnews.com.au /drop/node/view/1287   (525 words)

 Umbrellas of Cherbourg - DVD Movie Central
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is different from most other musicals in that the entire film is sung - dialogue, songs, and all.
Yet it is this very quality that brings so much emotional resonance to the story and is one of the reasons why the film was so celebrated in its day and so very much a part of the French New Wave.
In the first chapter, Genevieve works with her mother in an umbrella shop in Cherbourg; the shop is in some financial difficulties.
www.dvdmoviecentral.com /ReviewsText/umbrellas_of_cherbourg.htm   (1406 words)

 Cherbourg, Normandy - Lower, Pictures
Cherbourg is built on the probable site of the Roman camp of Coriallum.
In 1758 Cherbourg was captured by the British, and its port facilities were destroyed; they were restored in a long-term project begun in the 1770s and completed in the mid-19th century.
During World War II the city was occupied by the Germans in 1940, and it suffered heavy damage while being recaptured by the Allies in 1944.
www.greatestcities.com /Europe/France/Normandy_-_Lower/Cherbourg_city_Manche_Department.html   (221 words)

Cherbourg by itself is not a tourist destination -- it is more of a place people go on their way to other places.
I would suggest that the best plan is to arrive at Cherbourg by ferry, stay the night and enjoy the sights, then head off to see the rest of Normandy.
The lion's share of the attractions are around Cherbourg's massive marina and park, and most of them are outdoorsy and relaxing.
www.tompgalvin.com /places/fr/cherbourg.htm   (398 words)

 CSIMTA, Complex Systems, Intelligence and Modern Technology Applications - Pictures of Cherbourg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Cherbourg is the biggest city of the Département de la Manche
Because Cherbourg was the first main military objective of the D day of June 6 1944, many well known historical places of that periode are very close to Cherbourg : Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Sainte Mère l'Eglise, military memorials and military cemeteries of both sides.
DCN at Cherbourg which is building the nuclear submarine for the French Navy.
www.chbg.unicaen.fr /lusac/CSIMTA/pageLibre0001007e.html   (259 words)

 Cherbourg-Octeville City
Cherbourg marina has the European Blue Flag since 2002.
This flag shows that the harbour has European norms, especially with the wasted oil and water tanks on the dry land.
The creation of La Cité de la Mer stems from a desire to explain and to share man's underwater adventure, illustrating it through Cherbourg's history, its tradition of building submarines and the scientific epic which forms part of the same story.
www.ville-cherbourg.fr /uk   (140 words)

 Les parapluies de Cherbourg
Several months later, Geneviève discovers she is pregnant and, not having heard from Guy for a while, agrees to marry the jeweller Cassard.
Jacques Demy’s most famous film, Les parapluies de Cherbourg is one of the most beautiful, and captivating romantic films ever made, a monument to ruined happiness and devastated hopes.
To capture the power and pain of a tragic love story without succumbing to the vices of sentimentality and over-dramatisation is one of the holy grails of cinema.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Les_parapluies_de_Cherbourg_rev.html   (575 words)

 Chicago Reader Movie Review
Almost in its entirety, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a heartfelt, passionate, tragic musical suite made up of these formulas, which the film both celebrates and wryly examines to discover their inner logic: how they actually work, what they do and don't do.
She says that this is her first trip to Cherbourg since her marriage; she's bringing Francoise back from a visit with her paternal grandmother, she says, and adds that her mother has died.
A friend of mine once noted that The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is one of Demy's five masterpieces, but the weakest of the five; the four others he cited were Lola, The Bay of the Angels (1962), The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), and Une chambre a ville (1982).
www.chireader.com /movies/archives/0596/05176.html   (2130 words)

 The battle of the Cotentin and the fall of Cherbourg
Cherbourg had suffered comparatively little during the fighting, and its jubilant population gave their liberators an especially enthusiastic welcome.
Even though it was to take several more months before the port of Cherbourg became totally operational, it was able to handle the first Liberty ships from the United States by the end of July.
A few days after that, the PLUTO undersea pipeline was laid, carrying oil from the Isle of Wight to supply the terminal at Querqueville.
www.normandiememoire.com /NM60Anglais/2_histo4/histo4_p02_gb.htm   (533 words)

 CCI Cherbourg Cotentin - La pêche
Le centre de marée, encore appelé criée ou halle à marée, ou encore marché en gros, gère l’ensemble des installations du port de pêche de Cherbourg : location de magasins pour les acheteurs et les pêcheurs, zone de mareyage, glace et eau ainsi que électricité et accostage à quai des navires de pêche.
Cherbourg, pôle d'excellence dans le travail des produits de la mer, et seule halle à marée en France à obtenir le certificat ISO 9001,
Avec près de 8 800 tonnes de produits vendus aux enchères et 1 100 tonnes de ventes directes enregistrées, l'année 2004 est pour le Centre de Marée l'une des meilleurs années en 52 ans d'existence.
www.peche-cherbourg.com   (276 words)

 Travel links (ferry car rail bus) Cherbourg Chateau of Nacqueville Normandy
Lazare station (to go to Cherbourg) is towards the top left on lines 3, 12, 13 and 14.
Cherbourg has an airport "Aeroport Cherbourg-Maupertus" which may have a link to Paris Orly sud, though none of the big airlines provide flights.
A branch of the Cherbourg tourist office is in the main building in the Gare Maritime (the ferry terminal), through which all foot passengers pass (cars will find it on the left just before they leave the terminal), telephone no. 02 33 44 39 92.
www.nacqueville.com /uk/html/links.html   (617 words)

 Cherbourg - Hotels - compare prices, reviews and buy at NexTag - Price - Review
This hotel offers 84 rooms and is located on the harbour of Cherbourg, in the western part of town.
The hotel is located near the motorway and shopping district in the south of Cherbourg, 5 minutes from Cite de la...
The hotel du Louvre is well situated in the centre of Cherbourg, not far from the marina and the Arsenal.
www.nextag.com /goto.jsp?search=cherbourg&p=169&node=2703100   (120 words)

 Cherbourg Ferry Port — Information about the port of Cherbourg
The Port of Cherbourg, situated at the Northern tip of the Cherbourg Peninsula is convenient for travelling to Normandy, and Brittany and provides an excellent gateway for travel to and from the North and East of France, Paris, and onwards to Holland, Belgium and Germany.
Cherbourg links to Brittany via the E03 (southwards towards Avranches), and Caen and the Loire Valley via the E46.
The docks are a short walk from the town centre and a shuttle bus meets the conventional ferry for a 10-minute journey into the town.
www.boozecruise.com /ferry_port/cherbourg.asp   (251 words)

 CCI Cherbourg Cotentin - Le port de Cherbourg
Le port de Cherbourg*, en Normandie, est situé à moins de 10 milles de l’autoroute maritime "le rail de la Manche" où transitent chaque jour 500 navires.
Le port de Cherbourg et sa gare maritime, témoins de l’épopée transatlantique, accueillent aujourd'hui encore les plus grands paquebots de croisière au monde.
Parmi ces paquebots, le port de Cherbourg a accueilli le Costa Allegra, le Silja Opera, le Kristina Régina, le Costa Europa, le Costa Marina, le Costa Marina, le Costa Atlantica et le Nordnorge.
www.port-cherbourg.com   (512 words)

 Metroactive Movies | The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is set in the small, rainy French town at the end of the 1950s, at the time of France's futile war in Algeria.
Watching The Umbrellas of Cherbourg recalls that Laurie Anderson koan, "This is the time, and this is the record of the time." An international hit more than 30 years ago, the restored film is dyed in a dreamy early-'60s spectrum of bright colors that somehow harmonizes the scarlets and fuchsias, turquoises and lavenders.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1963; unrated; 91 min.), directed and written by Jacques Demy, scored by Michel Legrand, photographed by Jean Rabier and starring Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo and Marc Michel.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/05.16.96/umbrellas-9620.html   (1478 words)

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