Wizernes is a northern French
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Communes of France
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 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Saint-Omer
Saint-Omer , a commune and sub-prefecture of the Pas-de-Calais department west-northwest of Lille on the railway to Calais. The town is named after Saint Audomar, who brought Christianity to the area....

 on the banks of the river Aa
Aa River (France)
The Aa is an 89 km long river in northern France. Its source is near the village Bourthes. It flows through the following départements and cities:* Pas-de-Calais: Saint-Omer.* Nord: Gravelines....

 at the D928 and D211 road junction. The commune is subdivided into townships. and is twinned with Ensdorf, Saarland
Ensdorf, Saarland
Ensdorf is a municipality in the district of Saarlouis, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated on the right bank of the river Saar, opposite Saarlouis, approx. 20 km northwest of Saarbrücken....

,  Germany Germany
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The village was named "Weserinium" in 844 and was damaged by the Allies of World War II
Allies of World War II
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 during Operation Crossbow
Operation Crossbow
Crossbow was the code name of the World War II campaign of Anglo-American "operations against all phases of the German long-range weapons programme—operations against research and development of the weapons, their manufacture, transportation and their launching sites, and against missiles in flight"...

 bombings of La Coupole
La Coupole
La Coupole , codenamed Bauvorhaben 21 , Schotterwerk Nordwest or Wizernes, is a Second World War bunker complex built by the forces of Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1944 to serve as a launch base for V-2 rockets against London and southern England...

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