Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

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Location
49°20'42"N
000°45'14"W
Country
 France
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Port-en-Bessin-Huppain (French pronunciation: [pɔʁ ɑ̃ bɛsɛ̃ ypɛ̃] (listen)) is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. The commune contains the two towns of Port-en-Bessin and Huppain.

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History

The name Huppain stems from Norse/Norwegian Oppheim, reflecting the general Viking history of Normandy. The town was captured by Royal Marines of No. 47 (Royal Marine) Commando in Operation Aubery during the Normandy landings and used as the terminal for PLUTO (Pipe-Lines Under The Ocean).

Media

Port-en-Bessin was used to represent nearby Ouistreham in the 1962 film The Longest Day.

Sister cities

Saint-Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, (France), since 1976.
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