Diex aie

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Old French[edit]

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Diex aie

  1. (Norman) "God be with us."
  2. (Norman) The battle cry of the Dukes of Normandy, and the Normans at the Battle of Hastings.

Usage notes[edit]

More recently, it was used by the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry during the First World War, and on the Normandy Commemorative Medal of 1994. Motto of Fleet Air Arm N° 812 Squadron WWII


Normandy Commemorative Medal 1994 - shows the phrase imprinted on the medal.