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  Dunkerque - Wikipédia
Dunkerque est une ville de France, située dans le département du Nord et la région Nord-Pas-de-Calais.
Dunkerque est définitivement rattachée au royaume de France en 1662 après que Louis XIV l'ait rachetée a l'Angleterre.
Le 19 décembre 2003, les conseils municipaux de Dunkerque et de Saint-Pol-sur-Mer ont délibéré en faveur d'une fusion-association qui créerait une nouvelle entité de 94 187 habitants.
fr.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dunkerque   (1326 words)

 Dunkirk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dunkirk (French: Dunkerque; Dutch: Duinkerke; German: Dünkirchen) is a harbour city and a commune in the northernmost part of France, in the département of Nord, 10 km from the Belgian border.
Population of the city (commune) at the 1999 census was 70,850 inhabitants (71,300 inhabitants as of February 2004 estimates).
On December 19, 2003, the municipal councils of Dunkerque and Saint-Pol-sur-Mer decided in favor of a fusion-association, which would create a new entity with a population of 94,187.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dunkerque   (634 words)

 "Dunkerque" Operational History
Dunkerque began trials on 18 April 1936, when her superstructure was not fully complete, and with no light AA aboard.
This ripped a large hole in the side of Dunkerque and was followed by the third torpedo exploding close to the bulkhead between compartments F and G. The hull was opened up across two compartments from bilge to upper deck and the ship quickly settled on the bottom.
Dunkerque, lying in the Vauban basin, was blown up by her remaining crew and set on fire.
www.warship.get.net.pl /Francja/Battleships/1937_Dunkerque_class/_Dunkerque_history.html   (1020 words)

The city is remarkably green for a major international port and industrial centre, handling bulk cargoes from all over the world, as well as being a ferry port for cars and freight with many lorries crossing between the UK and Europe.
In the 17th century Dunkerque was the base for French "pirates" who successfully attacked other countries' ships in the North Sea.
Dunkerque has an international reputation for its efforts to protect the environment whilst finding new jobs: landscaping separates industry from residential areas, and there are notable "green" initiatives, like the "wind farm" on the harbour wall.
www.theotherside.co.uk /tm-heritage/towns/dunkerque.htm   (586 words)

 Otway Online: Dunkerque '95
One of the things I was most interested in when I got my first Otway newsletter was the write up of last year's weekend trip to Dunkerque for a couple of gigs, and the suggestion that it may be repeated this year, even perhaps become an annual pilgrimage.
There was a bit of a wait outside the hotels in Dunkerque whilst everyone got checked in, but that was OK because it gave everyone a chance to mingle and chat for a bit.
We made the mistake of sitting in the front seats on the top of the double decker for this journey into town, and I had to duck several times because I was convinced the top of the bus was going to be sliced off going under some of the bridges.
www.compsoc.man.ac.uk /~xav/dunkerque.html   (1227 words)

 Samek Models Dunkerque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The patrol vessel Terre Neuve was along the port side of Dunkerque, embarking coffins of those that died on July 3 from the fire of Hood.
Refloated in August, Dunkerque was unable to sail until February 1941, when she reached Toulon with repair scaffolding still in place.
Dunkerque was designed to have a much more extensive AA fit but the fittings were not ready when she was commissioned.
www.steelnavy.com /Samek/DunkerqueBuildup.htm   (2079 words)

 Fine Art Museum, Dunkerque
Dunkerque's Musée des Beaux Arts has a rich collection of old masters from the 16th century onwards.
The basement traces the social history of Dunkerque - its port, people and their jobs, with portraits, views of the town from the 17th to 19th centuries, ships' navigation equipment and objects and ornaments that illustrate the lives of local heroes like Jean Bart.
When the Museum was started in 1829, Dunkerque's seafaring captains were encouraged to bring back "curiosities" collected from their voyages in Asia, the Pacific, Africa and South America.
www.theotherside.co.uk /tm-heritage/visit/visit-dunkerque-beaux-arts.htm   (235 words)

 Dunkerque: Stimulating an integrated industrial and environment policy
In the 1980s the medium-sized City of Dunkerque was hard hit by the economic recession in the two main industries, steel and shipbuilding, which had been regarded as the economic backbone of the city’s economic base.
The concept was jointly financed by the Dunkerque Urban Community, the state and the regional government.
The City of Dunkerque has a population of approximately 72,000 and is located on the northern coast of France near Calais.
www.p2pays.org /ref/24/23374.htm   (1770 words)

 Samek Models Dunkerque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Dunkerque is truly impressive, given the constraints of her light displacement and her age.
With Dunkerque I believe that these resin details are at least equal and in some cases superior to existing PE standards.
One very noticeable characteristic of Dunkerque is the presence of four lattice projections or yards that protrude diagonally from near the top of the superstructure tower.
www.steelnavy.com /Samek/Dunkerque.htm   (2571 words)

 Dunkerque Travel Directory - Destinations, Hotels, Airline Tickets and more...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Dunkerque is a small town in the northernmost tip of France.
Dunkerque's cultural heritage is illustrated by the wide variety of resources and events: museums, cinemas, theatre, conference centre, cafes with live music, festivals, architectural and historic sites and, of course, the Carnival.
For two months (late January to early March), Dunkerque celebrates the festival that once gave a cheerful send-off to fishermen sailing north to fish in the dangerous icy waters round Iceland.
www.affordabletravel.org /europe/france/nord/dunkerque   (755 words)

 Dover to Dunkerque Ferry Crossing - Ferries from Dover to Dunkerque
Dover to Dunkerque Ferry Crossing - Ferries from Dover to Dunkerque
The city is remarkably green for a major international ferry port and industrial centre, handling bulk cargoes from all over the world, as well as being a ferry port for cars and freight.
The Dunkerque ferry service, launched in May 2000, is run by Norfolk Line ferries and with 3 of the most modern ships on the channel routes, offer up to 10 sailings daily to and from Dunkerque to Dover ferry port.
www.directferries.co.uk /dover_dunkerque_ferry.htm   (329 words)

 DUNKERQUE-NEPTUNE : TRANSFORMING DOCKS INTO CITY CENTRES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
After having witnessed a strong growth linked to the development of port industries, in the 70's, Dunkerque and its suburbs have strongly been affected by the steel and naval industries crisis in the 80's.
Under the aegis of the mayor, the local actors slowly showed the will to decide their future on their own by drawing up a town project.
At the end of an international competition, the British architects Rogers and Davies from the RPP agency designed a master plan, in collaboration with the Dunkerque town planning agency, which defines the main approaches of this project called " Neptune ".
www.urbanisme.equipement.gouv.fr /CDU/accueil/elabproj/resumgb5.htm   (252 words)

 Dunkerque Hotels - Hotel in Dunkerque - accommodation and places to stay near Dunkerque Nord pas de Calais
Whether you are looking for a luxury hotel in Dunkerque for a weekend break, business trip, or special occassion, or are simply looking for budget or discount hotels and accommodation for Dunkerque or lodging in Dunkerque, we are confident that you'll find a suitable place to stay in Dunkerque.
Some of our Dunkerque guesthouse and bed & breakfast suppliers can be contacted via email or where a link to the hotel is available, directly from their websites, some may offer discounts and special internet rates.
Or, to view a list of Cheap priced or low cost Hotels in Dunkerque please use the preceding 'Low Cost Hotels in Dunkerque' link where you will find that the hotels are categorised in order of price.
www.hotels-accommodation-europe.co.uk /town/Dunkerque   (554 words)

 The Evacuation of Dunkerque, May 27 - June 5, 1940
On May 25, he indicated to Churchill that he could not link up with Weygand’s forces and he was creating a perimeter around the town of Dunkerque on the Pas de Calais.
From May 27-30, the BEF consolidated around Dunkerque, along with half of the French First Army.
The possibility of the total evacuation of the BEF was first raised on May 19, only nine days after the first German attack.
www.worldwar2database.com /html/dunkerque.htm   (585 words)

 Dunkerque golf club France - Dunkerque golf course France
Dunkerque golf course is relatively short course, but very demanding.
Location:- Dunkerque golf course is situated just a few minutes drive from the centre of Dunkerque.
Dunkerque Golf Club is : 15 minutes travel from De Panne, 30 minutes from Calais,(Tunnel and Ferries), 45 minutes from Lille by Autoroute.
www.golfinfrance.f9.co.uk /dunkirque.htm   (673 words)

 Dunkerque, France - Eurapart Guide
Calais ¦Dunkerque¦ Cassel¦ St Omer¦ Le Touquet¦ Lille¦; Arras¦ Boulogne¦ Abbeville ¦ Douai ¦ Montreuil ¦ Ieper¦ Lens¦ Cambrai
Dunkerque is not particularly inviting at first glance.
Its heavy industries such as steel and chemicals are off putting, even the landscape comprises uninspiring sand dunes.
www.eurapart.com /dunkirk.html   (371 words)

 Dunkerque - May 22-23, 2002
We made the distance from Dunkerque to De Panne, the nearest Belgian town, by foot.
We walked twenty kilometers along the beach, and everywhere the saw bunkers, sand, old rusty barbed wires and empty shells of mollusks.
The place should be renamed from Dunkerque/ Dunkerk/ Dunkirchen (The Church in the Dunes) to Dunbunker…
www.sinits.com /photos/europe/dunkerque/dunkerque.html   (269 words)

 Agence France Presse French: Dunkerque: un navire coule avec 2.862 voitures après une collision@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Dunkerque: un navire coule avec 2.862 voitures après une collision
Un navire norvégien, transportant 2.862 voitures neuves, a coulé dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi au large de Dunkerque après une collision avec un porte-conteneurs qui n'a pas fait de victimes grâce à l'intervention rapide des secours.
Un navire norvégien, transportant 2.862 voitures neuves, a coulé dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi au large de Dunkerque après une collision avec un porte-conteneurs qui n'a pas fait de victimes...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:70365254&refid=holomed_1   (186 words)

 Otway Online: Dunkerque '96
Logistics Supremo Richard Cotton had assured the hoteliers that we were all attending a Performance Art Seminar, and were there to enjoy a weekend of high culture and quiet, sedate entertainment.
Time was now very tight and, much as we'd fancied a nice relaxed meal in a French restaurant, it was more important to get to the venue in plenty of time.
This was a bigger place than last year's Sunday venue and they'd put on a fabulous buffet lunch - French stick gob-filler sandwiches and rice salad and stuff.
www.compsoc.man.ac.uk /~xav/dunk96.html   (1919 words)

 Arcelor Dunkerque v. Hellomoto Duel - Around The World Of Sailing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
At the entry into the Bay of Biscay, the duel between Joé Seeten (Arcelor Dunkerque) and Conrad Humphreys (Hellomoto) is shaping up to be like a remake of the amazing finish by Vincent Riou and Jean Le Cam back on 2nd February.
Once again it’s the movement of the anticyclone which is the referee of the duel.
Arcelor Dunkerque, like PRB 10 days earlier, may be able to make the winning tack towards the finish in a N’ly wind, whilst Conrad may be able to push his Hellomoto quicker into the East as Joé is slowed in the calms from the anticyclone.
www.torresen.com /sailing/content_archives/002615.php   (403 words)

 USPS TEAM REPORT - Stage wins highlight effort at Dunkerque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Weekend stage victories by Stijn Devolder and Max van Heeswijk highlighted the effort by the United States Postal Service Pro Cycling Team®, which is presented by Berry Floor, at the 50th Four Days of Dunkerque stage race in northern France.
Devolder won his first pro event on Saturday in the event's most difficult race, the fourth stage 186 kilometer race from Neufchatel Hardelot to Boulogne-sur-Mer, while van Heeswijk sprinted to victory in yesterday's sixth and final stage, a 97.5 km circuit race in Dunkerque.
The victories were the 13th and 14th of the season for the USPS team.
www.bikecafe.net /Press/PR.5.10.04USPS.asp   (370 words)

 Dunkerque hotels - discount & cheap hotels in Dunkerque.
We have brought together the very best hotels throughout Dunkerque at the most competitive rates.
By constantly updating our hotel listing for Dunkerque, we are able to ensure that you get the very best price no matter what type of trip or vacation you are making.
Located In The Heart Of Dunkerque S Tourism AndCultural Areas, Malo Beach, A Casino, Bowling Alley,Theatre And Numerous Museums Are Only A Short Five minuteWalk Away.
www.calle.com /world/FR/dunkerque-hotels.html   (285 words)

 Allied Retreat at Dunkerque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The troops retreated to Dunkerque, the only escape port on the northern French coast.
German aromored units were close to the port, but they halted about 20 miles from Dunkerque.
As the diminished British Royal Air Force (RAF) formed an aerial umbrella to repel German bomber planes, more than 336,000 British, French, and Belgian troops waded out to British rescue ships that included fishing boats and motorboats.
xroads.virginia.edu /~1930s2/Time/1940/dunkerque.html   (114 words)

 Cheap Dunkerque Ferries. Book a cheap ferry to Dunkerque. Low prices, special offers and discount fares.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Below are the are the cheap Dunkerque ferries and special offers for ferries to Dunkerque, provided by all the major ferry operators.
Book a cheap ferry to Dunkerque by selecting the number of passengers on the relevant offer and clicking book.
Your cheap Dunkerque ferry booking will be made quickly and securely online.
www.aferry.ie /ferrycrossingdeals/UK/Dunkerque.htm   (108 words)

 Kyriad Dunkerque Lonn Plage
A personalized and guaranteed cordial reception is waiting for you.
Dunkerque is specialised in the herring fishing, the port holds a great place in the life of the Dunkirk people.
At your arrival, you are welcomed by a couple of attentive hosts to make your stay pleasant.
www.france-voyage.com /english/hotels/hotel.php?id=219551   (106 words)

 Dunkerque Shopping Centres — Shopping in Dunkerque
First of all there are 400 shops in the town centre, which has recently been entirely renovated.
Outdoor markets are held every Saturday and Wednesday at Place du General de Gaulle and every Tuesday morning at Place Turenne.
To book a crossing directly to Dunkerque please click here and send us an email enquiry.
www.boozecruise.com /shop_guide/dunkerque_centres.asp   (119 words)

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