dunkirk : Definition, Usages, News and More

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duhn kerk

  • n  a crisis in which a desperate effort is the only alternative to defeat
  • n  a seaport in northern France on the North Sea; scene of the evacuation of British forces in 1940 during World War II
  • n  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
News & Articles

  • Marijuana suspect pulled over for driving erratically
    DUNKIRK – A Portland man arrested on a marijuana charge was driving erratically on Lake Shore Drive West about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dunkirk Police said.
    June 21, 2013 - The Buffalo News
  • Dunkirk woman killed in crash
    A 74-year-old Dunkirk woman was fatally injured this week in a two-vehicle collision in western Jay County.
    June 20, 2013 - The Star Press
  • First winners arrive for Dunkirk
    The young sire Dunkirk, who continues to find commercial success as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s June sale of 2-year-olds in training unfolds, was recently represented by his first two winners on the track, in Mexico and in Washington, respectively.
    June 18, 2013 - Daily Racing Form

  • David Cameron in Suite101.com
    Current British Prime Minister David Cameron said, "We can all be very proud of the 'Little Ships' of Dunkirk and the commemorative events this week are a fitting reminder."
  • Kiaran McLaughlin in Thoroughbred Times
    We feel we've got the horse to beat,McLaughlin said. "Mine That Bird we have a lot of respect for, Dunkirk, and other horses, but I wouldn't trade places with anyone. We've got a fresh horse, he's two-for-two on this racetrack, just won...
  • Ian McEwan in Telegraph.co.uk
    McEwan said: "It's not a chamber piece, that's for sure. You can do some very dramatic things with this. If you were thinking of a large scale opera then what springs to mind is 380,000 troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. That would be quite a choir."

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