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#123363 - 02/19/04 09:55 AM dunkirk
Date: Wed Feb 12 00:01:07 EST 2003
Dunkirk (DUN-kurk) noun
1. A desperate evacuation or retreat.
2. A crisis requiring drastic measures to avoid total disaster.
[After Dunkirk (also Dunkerque), a seaport and town in northern France.
In World War II, it was the site of evacuation of more than 330,000 Allied troops by sea while under German fire during May-June, 1940.]
Valiant proof that "There will always be an England."
#123364 - 02/19/04 10:16 AM Re: dunkirk
I once spent a pleasurable half day with a bunch of Dunkirk survivors in an ex-serviceman's club in Slough listening to personal anecdotes about the rescue. It's blurred in my mind since with images from Mrs Miniver and Gracie Fields singing 'There'll Always be an England". Things could be worse. [Humming to himself and dipping into Pokorny's IEW.]
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