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Brest


Brest is a city in northwestern France, located at the extreme western tip of the Brittany (French: Bretagne) peninsula. As of 2004, the city had an estimated population of 146,000, and as of the 1999 census, the metropolitan region had a recorded population of 303,484.


Key Facts about Brest


Here are some facts about Brest:
  1. Brest is a city in northwestern France. It is located at the extreme western tip of the Brittany (French: Bretagne) peninsula.

  2. As of 2004, Brest had an estimated population of 146,000, and as of the 1999 census, the metropolitan region had a recorded population of 303,484.

  3. Brest is an important port and harbor, and the second most important French naval port after Toulon.

  4. Brest has a long and historic association with the sea. It is, for example, home to the Académie de Marine (the French Naval Academy) which was founded in 1752, and also a center of shipbuilding (the French Aircraft Carrier, Charles de Gaulle (R91) was built in Brest).

  5. Much of the old city of Brest was destroyed during World War II in the Battle of Brest. This battle took place in 1944 after the Allied landing in Normandy, when Allied forces tried to capture the port and liberate the city from entrenched German occupying forces.

  6. After World War II, the German government did pay reparations to the civilians of Brest as compensation for the destruction. The destroyed parts of the city were rebuilt, although these are largely of utilitarian concrete and granite construction.



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The Nantes-Brest Canal: A Guide for Walkers and Cyclists

By Wendy Mewes

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Crossing Brittany: Walking the Nantes-Brest Canal

By Wendy Mewes

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Romance of Travel, from Brest, to the Isle of Bourbon, Brazil, &c

By Melchior Yvan

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Released: 2011-06-04
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Romance of Travel, from Brest, to the Isle of Bourbon, Brazil, &c
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The Channel Fleet and the Blockade of Brest 1793-1801 (Navy Records Society Publications)

By Roger Morriss

Routledge
Hardcover (716 pages)

The Channel Fleet and the Blockade of Brest 1793-1801 (Navy Records Society Publications)
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During the French Revolutionary War the Channel Fleet played the crucial role of defending Britain from invasion, protecting Britain’s incoming and outgoing trade through the Channel and Western Approaches, and preventing the French Brest fleet from setting forth on raids and expeditions. Presenting documents revealing the evolution of this role during the war, this book focuses on the blockade of Brest. It shows how the blockade developed and tightened through the increase of Admiralty control of the disposition of the Channel Fleet. It reveals the political conflicts that existed between the Commanders-in-Chief and the Admiralty, the logistical demands that had to be met, and the response of the Admiralty and fleet officers to the Spithead Mutiny. Above all, it reveals the response of the Fleet to the challenges it met from the French in their sequence of break-outs, and from the perennial problem posed by the necessity to preserve the health of seamen. Here, confuting the claims of contemporary medical officers, is evidence that shows how scurvy remained a scourge to the very end of the war.

Bulletin de La Societe Academique de Brest, Vol. 12: Deuxieme Serie; 1886-1887 (Classic Reprint) (French Edition)

By Societe Academique De Brest

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Bulletin de La Societe Academique de Brest, Vol. 12: Deuxieme Serie; 1886-1887 (Classic Reprint) (French Edition)
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Excerpt from Bulletin de la Societe Academique de Brest, Vol. 12: Deuxieme Serie; 1886-1887
Pendant le desarmement de la Mede'a, a Lorient, en juin I839, je fus envoye a Cherbourg pour embarquer sur la belle-poule qui armait dans ce port.
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Brest, Son Chateau, Son Port, Sa Rade Et Ses Environs: Guide Du Touriste (Histoire) (French Edition)

By Onesime Pradere

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Brest, Son Chateau, Son Port, Sa Rade Et Ses Environs: Guide Du Touriste (Histoire) (French Edition)
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Brest, son chateau, son port, sa rade et ses environs: guide du touriste / par O. Pradere
Date de l'edition originale: 1889
Sujet de l'ouvrage: Brest (Finistere) -- Descriptions et voyages

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