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Synonyms for Dunkirk

a crisis in which a desperate effort is the only alternative to defeat

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a seaport in northern France on the North Sea


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

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The additional temporary exhibition shows images from the evacuation of Dunkirk and the later stationing of the Dutch Navy in Holyhead.
Dunkirk is now likely to follow in the footsteps of Barbaro and Big Brown with a crack at the Grade 1 Florida Derby on March 28.
But far from highlighting the vital part played by the Durham Light Infantry around the Dunkirk perimeter the film makes no mention of them, handing the credit to others.
The prince took the salute as veterans marched past then visited Pegasus Bridge in Normandy to mark the the D-Day invasion four years after Dunkirk.
Dunkirk Radiator Corporation and The Utica Companies were jointly founded in 1928.
In field tests to be conducted at Dunkirk, GreenFuel will utilize a mini-bioreactor system to assess the technical and economic feasibility of its Emissions-to-Biofuel(TM) process that harnesses the photosynthetic processes of algae to consume waste gases and heat from a power plant's air emissions stream, ultimately producing a high energy biomass.
The City of Dunkirk is, as part of this market as coordinator of the control group made between the city of Dunkerque (Dunkirk, Saint Pol sur mer Fort Mardyck), the communal social action center of Dunkirk and Dunkerquoise management association Social Amenities (Aduges).
Mr McKay will discuss his eagerly-awaited new book The Moments of Dunkirk, which draws on fresh interviews with veterans to paint a vivid picture of the battle and the spirit of the time.
LOOKING BACK: Chris Hollins WAR HERO: Chris with Dunkirk veteran
The featured telegram was to the ship The Gateshead, with direct orders for the Dunkirk operation, along with many other Tyne ships.
During my year as Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Thelma and I met members of the Birmingham Dunkirk Veterans' Fellowship.
War-time censorship meant that little about the unfolding events in Dunkirk was published, but despite that, May 26 was designated a Day of National Prayer for the Army, with the Archbishop of Canterbury leading prayers "for our soldiers in dire peril in France".
A MINISTER talked about how the UK seemed to be saved by divine intervention several times during the Second World War - during the evacuation of Dunkirk in your letters page April 29.