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Lorraine shieldLorraine

(lō-rān´) (pron: low-rain)

Capital: Nancy (pron: nahn-see)
French annexation: 1766

Based on legend, the three birds on this shield were killed with the same arrow by Duke Godefroi, during the siege of Jerusalem in 1099.  It was considered a good omen.

Lorraine provincial map