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Caen

Caen is a city in northwestern France. It is the préfecture (administrative capital) of the département of Calvados, and the capital of the administrative region of Basse-Normandie (Lower Normandy). Population 115,000.

During the end-game of World War II in the wake of the Normandy landings, Caen was the scene of intense combat between Allied and Axis forces.

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