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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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Laure Manaudou, French swimmer, vowed to bounce back at the Olympic Games after being beaten for the first time in four years over her favourite distance, the 400m freestyle, at the national championships in Dunkirk, France.
DUNKIRK, France, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- TYR Sport Inc.
Pelletier, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority was elected on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) at its 5th Mid-Term Board Meeting, held recently in Dunkirk, France.
The cinematic centerpiece of "Atonement" is a 5 1/2-minute single shot during which the camera follows three British soldiers staggering among the chaos on the beach at Dunkirk, France.
Ingalls was posted to the Allied naval base at Dunkirk, France.
QP holds 40% in a petrochemical plant in Dunkirk, France, with CdF Chimie (60%) and the JV company is called COPENOR.
The drinks company said it traced the origin of the problems to a plant in Dunkirk, France, and another factory in the Belgian city of Antwerp.
Coke authorities said separate errors occurred at two Coca-Cola plants, one in the northern Belgian city of Antwerp and the other in Dunkirk, France, just across the Belgian border.
Assets of the new Milan, Italy-based company include all of EniChem's polyethylene production and research and development facilities in Italy, Germany and France, as well as ethylene production capacity in Brindisi, Italy and Dunkirk, France.
arrived by ship from Dunkirk, France, after being manufactured by Berg's parent company, Europipe.