a seaport in the W extremity of France: German submarine base in World War II; surrendered to Allies September 1944.
Formerly Brest Litovsk. a city in SW Byelorussia (Belarus), on the Bug River: formerly in Poland; German-Russian peace treaty 1918.
Contemporary Examples

A Look Back at ‘Gigli,’ the Infamous Bennifer-Starring Film, on Its 10th Anniversary Marlow Stern July 31, 2013
A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists Thomas A. Bass April 5, 2014

Historical Examples

The Childrens’ Story of the War, Volume 4 (of 10) James Edward Parrott
The Naval History of the United States Willis J. Abbot.
Mathieu Ropars: et cetera William Young
The Two Admirals J. Fenimore Cooper
Lord Tony’s Wife Baroness Emmuska Orczy
No Surrender! G. A. Henty
The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2) A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
The World Peril of 1910 George Griffith

a port in NW France, in Brittany: chief naval station of the country, planned by Richelieu in 1631 and fortified by Vauban. Pop: 149 634 (1999)
a city in SW Belarus: Polish until 1795 and from 1921 to 1945. Pop: 299 000 (2005 est) Former name (until 1921) Brest Litovsk (brɛst liˈtɔfsk) Polish name Brześć nad Bugiem


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