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  The Battle of Dunkirk: Interesting Thing of the Day
To the east was occupied Belgium; to the south and west, the advancing German army; to the north, the sea.
In June of 2000, on the sixtieth anniversary of the Battle of Dunkirk, Britain commemorated the event with a massive celebration.
Dunkirk is an anglicized spelling of the French town Dunkerque.
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 WW2 Battles - Battle of Dunkirk
The Battle of Dunkirk lasted from around May 25 to June 3, 1940.
It became clear to the British that the battle was lost and the question was now how many Allied soldiers could be removed to the relative safety of England before their resistance was crushed.
On May 29 there was an unexpected reprieve, the German armour stopped its advance on Dunkirk leaving the operation to the slower infantry, and the Luftwaffe (Hermann Göring, then in great favour with Adolf Hitler, had promised air power alone could win the battle) but due to problems only 14,000 men were evacuated that day.
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  WWII: The World at War 1940
The steamer "Mona's Isle" is the first ship which arrived in Dunkirk and came under fire from coastal batteries and leaved with more than 100 dead on board.
Dunkirk is encircled by German artillery and fired by the Luftwaffe but the evacuation continues with French troops joining the theatre.
Their ability to hit land convoys and static targets is not matched when faced wîth the armada of vessels going to and from the French coast.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Operation Dynamo
Operation Dynamo (or Dunkirk Evacuation, the Miracle of Dunkirk or just "Dunkirk") was the name given to the World War II mass evacuation of Allied soldiers from May 26 to June 4, 1940, during the Battle of Dunkirk.
The St George's Cross flown from the jack staff is known as the Dunkirk jack, and is only flown by civilian ships and boats of all sizes which took part in the Dunkirk rescue operation in 1940.
Operation Dynamo or the Dunkirk Evacuation or simply "Dunkirk" conducted from May 26, 1940 to June 4, 1940, was the name given to the mass evacuation of Allied soldiers during the Battle of Dunkirk, a notable conflict during World War II.
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 Battle of Dunkirk Information
The Battle of Dunkirk (French: Bataille de Dunkerque) was a major battle during World War II which lasted from May 26 to June 4, 1940.
The successful evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940, and particularly the rôle of the "little boats", was subsequently exploited very effectively in British propaganda, with the results that for many decades after the war the catch-phrase "the Dunkirk spirit" stood for an almost romantic belief in the solidarity of the British people in times of adversity.
The city of Dunkirk was besieged in September 1944 by units of the Second Canadian Division; German units withstood the siege, and as the First Canadian Army moved north into Belgium, the city was "masked" and left to the rear.
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  Battle of Dunkirk at AllExperts
The Battle of Dunkirk (French: Bataille de Dunkerque) was a major battle during World War II which lasted from May 26 to June 4, 1940.
The successful evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940, and particularly the rôle of the "little boats", was subsequently exploited very effectively in British propaganda, with the results that for many decades after the war the catch-phrase "Dunkirk spirit" stood for an almost romantic belief in the solidarity of the British people in times of adversity.
The city of Dunkirk was besieged in September 1944 by units of the Second Canadian Division; German units withstood the siege, and as the First Canadian Army moved north into Belgium, the city was "masked" and left to the rear.
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 World War 2 Battles -- Atlantic Theater
Neither battle was succcessful and the failure of armour to reach the infantry in time at the Second Battle led to the loss of 700 men.
The Battle of the Bulge which lasted from December 16, 1944 to January 28, 1945 was the largest land battle of World War II in which the United States participated.
Battle of Hurtgen Forest is name given to series of battles fought in the Hurtgen Forest, afterwards known to both Americans and Germans simply as the Hurtgenwald.
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Every spring, these veterans of World War II return to the French Coast to remember their dead comrades, and to commemorate one of the greatest defeats, and one of the most extraordinary triumphs in British and French history.
Dunkirk and "Operation Dynamo" was much more than a retreat followed by a heroic evacuation.
However, Dunkirk did bring the United States closer to the war by giving then a deep respect for the character and determination of the British people.
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 The Battle of Dunkirk Dover South East England
Dunkirk on the French side of the straights of Dover is well known to travelers crossing the English channel.
The allied forces had been snatched from destruction by not only their bravery but that of the many ship and boat crews who would not give up until every man was back on British soil.
A memorial was erected at Dunkirk in 1957 to the memory of the 5,000 who fell during the campaign, those covering the last stages of the retreat fell in enemy hands and were taken POW most of which started what was called the 'Great March'.
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 Battle of Dunkirk - Definition, explanation
The Battle of Dunkirk (French: Bataille de Dunkerque) was a major battle during World War II which lasted from around May 26 to June 4, 1940.
It became clear to the British that the battle was lost and the question was now how many Allied soldiers could be removed to the relative safety of England before their resistance was crushed.
On May 29 there was an unexpected reprieve: the German armour stopped its advance on Dunkirk leaving the operation to the slower infantry, and the Luftwaffe (Hermann Göring, then in great favour with Adolf Hitler, had promised air power alone could win the battle) but due to problems only 14,000 men were evacuated that day.
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 BBC NEWS | In Depth | Dunkirk
Sixty years after the Dunkirk evacuation, we still have the capacity to come together in the face of adversity.
Albert Barnes is thought to have been the youngest civilian involved in the Dunkirk rescue.
On its 60th anniversary veterans of Dunkirk recall their legendary rescue and the days they spent stranded on the beaches.
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 Battles of WWII
The Battle of Monte Cassino was, in fact, a desperate and costly series of battles fought by the Allies during January and February of 1944 with the intention of liberating and linking up with allies contained within the Anzio pocket.
Battle of Hurtgen Forest is name given to series of battles fought in the Hurtgen Forest, afterwards known to both Americans and Germans simply as the Hurtgenwald.
The Battle of Okinawa, fought on the island of Okinawa in the Ryukyu Islands (south of the four big islands of Japan) was the largest amphibious assault during the Pacific campaign of World War II.
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 Dunkirk, 1944 - www.canadiansoldiers.com
Dunkirk, 1944 – Le Havre – Boulogne, 1944 – Calais, 1944 – Moerbrugge – Moerkerke – Wyneghem – Antwerp-Turnhout Canal
Dunkirk, 1944 was a Battle Honour granted to Canadian units participating in actions near this port during the operations from 8 Sep 1944 to 15 Sep 1944, as part of the overall battle to clear the Channel Ports.
The port of Dunkirk was put under siege, and the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division fought several actions from 6 to 18 Sep 1944 in an attempt to capture the port.
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 Battle of Dunkirk - Glasgledius   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Dunkirk lasted from around May 25 to June 3, 1940.
It became clear the battle was lost and the question now became how many Allied soldiers could be removed to the relative safety of England before their resistance was crushed.
On May 29 there was an unexpected reprieve, the German armour stopped its advance on Dunkirk leaving the operation to the slower infantry, but due to problems only 14,000 men were evacuated that day.
www.glasglow.com /E2/ba/Battle_of_Dunkirk.html   (459 words)

  
 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Battle of the Dunes (1658)
The Battle of the Dunes, fought on June 14, 1658, is also known as the Battle of Dunkirk.
It was a victory of the French army, under Turenne, against the Spanish army, led by Don John of Austria (an illegitimate son of the Spanish King Felipe IV) and Louis II de Condé).
When Dunkirk surrendered to Turenne on June 14, Cardinal Mazarin honoured the terms of the treaty with Oliver Cromwell and handed the port over to the Commonwealth.
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 battle of dunkirk 1940
The Battle of Dunkirk Dover South East England
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Dunkirk and the Battle of France and Flanders, 1940
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We hear General Slim talking to his Forgotten Army in Burma, and speeches by Generals Eisenhower and Montgomery on the eve of the largest landings from water ever likely to be made in history, together with the sounds of air battles to the death and tanks grinding to the Front.
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 Dunkirk evacuation, Operation Sealion and the Battle of Britain
Dunkirk evacuation, Operation Sealion and the Battle of Britain
War was declared between Nazi Germany and the allies Britain and France in September 1939, when Hitler invaded Poland.
MAP 2: 1940 Nazi Germany used the newly-conquered lands as a platform for air attacks in the Battle of Britain
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 Dover Kent England White Cliffs Country History Pages- White Cliffs of Dover
The town has changed, it is far removed from the days when steam ships tied-up in the port and crews went ashore for ale in the taverns and inns of Snargate Street.
Built in 1665 as the residence of the Agent Victualler, and was used by this official until the Battle of Waterloo.
After this time it was disposed of as a private residence, and eventually became the property of the Dover Corporation who used it as offices going on to become Dover Library.
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 Prince of Wales HMS Battleship, Repulse, Hood Battlecruisers
She was flagship during the 3 July Mers-el-Kebir battle, the most dramatic and destructive of several incidents in which the British Navy seized, interned, destroyed or attempted to destroy the warships of their recent ally, France.
In the resulting Battle of the Denmark Strait, one or more of Bismarck's fifteen-inch shells got into Hood's after magazines.
The great ship sank in moments with all but three of her large crew, an event that shocked the Royal Navy, the British nation and the entire World.
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 Froissart: The Battle of Dunkirk
The English were now advanced near to Dunkirk, when, on looking towards the rising grounds on the right, in the direction of Bourbourg, and near the sea-shore, they saw the Flemings formed in a large and well-arranged battalion.
He wished to address himself to some knights; but he could not, for as soon as the Flemings saw him, without ever asking what was his business, or making any inquiries, they surrounded him and slew him like ignorant people, nor could those gentlemen who were there save him.
A citizen of Bruges or Ghent was made a knight, and shortly the battle began briskly; for, to say the truth, the Flemings defended themselves very well, but the archers wounded or beat down many, when the men at arms broke through them, and with their pointed spears killed multitudes on their first charge.
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 Battle Of Dunkirk | Buzznick.com
They fell back to the area around the small town of Dunkirk in the north-east...
thrown into the battle or else concentrated upon Dunkirk and the beaches...
The Battle of Dunkirk in French Dunkerque in Britain normally referred to simply as Dunkirk was a major battle during World War II which lasted from around...
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 dunkirk.html   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Dunkirk occured between May 26th and June 3rd, 1940.
On May 29th, in the morning, three battle ships were lost, which was bad, but 47,310 soldiers were taken to England.
The evacuation of Dunkirk began when the Nazis lured the Allied Forces of Britain and France into a gigantic troop: they attacked the small Dutch countries of Holland (the Netherlands) and Belgium.
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 dunkirk - Mixcat Interactive
Dunkirk (French: Dunkerque, pronounced or ; Dutch: Duinkerke or Duinkerken) is a harbour city and a commune in the northernmost part of France, in the département of Nord, 10 kilometres (6 mi) from...
Dunkirk, and the evacuation associated with the troops trapped on Dunkirk, was called a "...
Dunkirk, and the evacuation associated with the troops trapped on Dunkirk, was called a "miracle...
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 DUNKIRK   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk in late May 1940 was an unexpected miracle, an epic rescue from a hopeless situation.
At the time, Dunkirk had no significance and preserving the panzers to ensure the fall of Paris was the priority.
For the Allies, it was the spirit of Dunkirk that had the longest and most profound effect.
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 Battle, Britain, Dunkirk, Dynamo, Operation, Aerial, Grafton, Grenade, Wakeful, Bourrasque, Sirocco, Weston, HMS, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was defused on the 23rd November and recovered by Lt-Cdr Ouvry (awarded the George Cross), a vital step in the battle against a weapon which was causing heavy losses and long shipping delays.
There was a lull in the Battle of the Atlantic as U-boats were withdrawn for the Norwegian campaign, and before surface raiders started operations, and long-range aircraft and U-boats emerged from bases in France and Norway.
The Battle for France begin on the 5th with a German advance south from the line River Somme to Sedan.
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