GI liberators were big trouble in 1944 Normandy, says new book

US soldiers during the Allied landings in 1944. Photo: AP

Far removed from accounts of selfless derring-do, many US soldiers were viewed by the French as sex-obsessed thugs who had been promised an "erotic adventure" - a mission that was fulfilled, much to the chagrin of locals.

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Development will enable Le Havre to handle 8,000 teu vessels

Tenders will be called soon for construction of facilities at Le Havre under its Port 2000 project, which will upgrade its capacity to vessels of 8,000 teu (20 ft equivalent units), a port official says.

27 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Le Havre sees drop in tanker traffic

WHILE 7,501 vessels entered the French port of Le Havre last year, down only slightly from 7,505 in 1992, the number of tankers dropped by 11 per cent, from 729 to 639.

Despite that, however, the actual tonnage of crude oil carried showed an increase of 10 per cent.

27 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Le Havre sees Asia as a key trade area

ASIA, which accounts for 27 per cent of industrial production worldwide, is expected to become the leading economic zone of the globe by 2000, according to a French report.

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