from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. the name of a town and a battle fought there, in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches at Dunkirk in a desperate retreat under enemy fire. Most of the forces were safely evacuated to England.
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- n. an amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire
- n. a seaport in northern France on the North Sea; scene of the evacuation of British forces in 1940 during World War II
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"So long as the English tongue survives, the word 'Dunkerque' will be spoken with reverence" ...
Yesterday on French television, the evening news had a segment about a teacher in Dunkirk Dunkerque for the natives who is using Twitter in the classroom to teach French to his first-grade pupils.
Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belport by Edith Wharton this is a collection of magazine articles the author wrote during the first world war.
North, and not west from Amiens, was the quickest road to Dunkerque, and he trusted that Captain Holland and Miss Finch would know this.
And if they are clever, we shall greet them in Dunkerque.
Then, with luck and hard riding, we can reach Dunkerque tomorrow night.
Citizeness, do you still say that Holland is not in Dunkerque?
“And your other course is… to continue to Dunkerque?” asked Fondard.
When they reached Amiens they would be nearly halfway to Dunkerque.
The partners were considerable men in Dunkerque, it seemed, and between them owned three ships: the Pijl, the Haarlem, and the Knappe Dame.
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