[ US /ˈʃɛɹbuɹɡ/ ]
  1. a port town in northwestern France on the English Channel; site of a naval base
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How To Use Cherbourg In A Sentence

  • She will dock in Cherbourg later on June 5 and veterans will be taken to commemorative services on June 6.
  • In 1692, de Tourville's fleet was defeated near the coast of Cherbourg.
  • Paddock: Yeah, you're supposed to be off finding some castle on the road to Cherbourg.
  • Arriving in Cherbourg on July 23, we boarded a special train car for a slow rail tour of the Normandy area en route to Copenhagen by way of Paris, Namur, Liège, Aachen, Bremen, and Flensburg, for the first round of embassy dinners and receptions. Going Home to Glory
  • Geranium, a French warship sent from Cherbourg, was alerting other ships to the wreck while a single buoy marked the spot.
  • once we're abeam Cherbourg, we'll alter for Land's End on the south-western tip of England, then head north-west for Ireland. CORMORANT
  • We just put the nose down and went weaving and skidding in a dive, passing over the breakwater of Cherbourg at about 400 feet.
  • Cherbourg had a splendid harbour enclosed by a long sea wall.
  • The Allied capture of the port of Cherbourg at the end of June set the stage for the American break-out at St. Lô on 25 July.
  • * Mulberry Harbour - which protected the landings of the vast numbers of men and vehicles during the invasionLanding at Cherbourg, the tour continues by ground to St. Mere Eglise - the first town to be liberated by the Allies - Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc cliffs and the American Cemetery featured in the opening scenes of 'Saving Private Ryan', where 9,387 American military dead are laid to rest. D-Day Tours on offer by London firm
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