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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun 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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  • noun 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
  • noun 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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