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Noun: Dunkirk evacuation
  1. 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
    - Dunkirk, Dunkerque

Type of: amphibious operation, evacuation

Part of: Second World War, World War 2, World War II

Encyclopedia: Dunkirk evacuation