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Location address: France, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Dunkirk
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It is very strange that Hitler waited three days to take Dunkirk. That would have probably given the English the final blow. As a result, the British troops were pulled out from Dunkirk. One theory why Hitler waited is that he wanted Herman Goering to demonstrate how efficient his new Luftwaffe could take the city and not let the honor go to the Wehrmacht.
Dunkirk (French: Dunkerque, pronounced: [dœ̃kɛʁk]; Dutch: Duinkerke(n) [ˈdœynkɛrkə(n)] ( listen); Flemish: [ˈdyŋkarkə] ( listen)) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It lies 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the Belgian border. The population of the city (commune) at the 1999 census was 70,850 inhabitants (71,300 inhabitants according to February 2004 estimates). The population of the metropolitan area was 265,974 inhabitants according to the 1999 census.