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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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Both author and artist have produced a moving tribute to the Dunkirk events.
Scores of former Second World War soldiers attended a ceremony at the Allied Memorial on Dunkirk seafront, with 50 of the original "little ships" that took part in the operation offshore.
Proving they had never lost the Dunkirk Spirit, they defied the enemy of old age to make the trip.
A commemoration of the SS massacre of more than 80 British soldiers at Esquelbecq, just outside Dunkirk, was held.
France's Total gave official notice it would permanently shut down its Dunkirk refinery, prompting anger from workers who branded the move "unacceptable".
today announced it has closed on a $58,500,000 tax-exempt bond financing through its Dunkirk Power subsidiary.
LILLE, France: Two cargo ships crashed into each other off the French port of Dunkirk on Wednesday, breaching one of their hulls and causing a minor fuel spill, maritime officials said.
Usinor, Gaz de France and Air Liquide have announced the signing of a protocol agreement on the creation of a joint venture to be entrusted with funding, building and operating a steel industry gas recycling plant at Usinor's Dunkirk facility.
HUNDREDS of Dunkirk veterans yesterday held a memorial service at a site where British troops were massacred during the Second World War.
Spanish rule drew on reserves of popular loyalty, not just sullen acceptance: witness the exploits of the Dunkirk sailors and privateersmen described in these pages.
Dunkirk LNG Terminal- Analysis and Forecasts of Terminal wise Capacity and Associated Contracts, Construction and Trade Information" is a comprehensive report on Dunkirk LNG terminal.
Neville Chamberlain, the British prime minister best known (then and still) for his policy of appeasing Hitler, was replaced by Winston Churchill, whose first weeks as head of the government " culminating in the Dunkirk evacuation " are the subject of Darkest Hour, Joe Wright's new film.
said meeting will be held at the city of dunkirk department of public works located at 342 central ave.
A DUNKIRK veteran has given the thumbs-up to the new blockbuster film about the World War Two operation - and to Prince Harry who he met at the world premiere.
Last week I saw the film Dunkirk, which showed the horrific collapse of the British Expeditionary Force in France.