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Dunkerque   Listen
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Dunkerque  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.
Synonyms: Dunkirk.

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"Dunkerque" Quotes from Famous Books

... was covered with pieces of wreck. The stern-post of a small, French-built vessel, and also a boat considerably damaged in the bow, and turned keel upwards, came on shore as Harry Sherbrooke and his servant were themselves examining the scene. The boat bore, painted in white letters, "La Coureuse de Dunkerque." ...
— The King's Highway • G. P. R. James

Words linked to "Dunkerque" :   World War 2, France, town, Second World War, amphibious operation, Dunkirk, World War II

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