Today, it is known for its seafront and harbor, maritime economy, and modern architecture.
People Born in Dunkirk
Dunkirk in People's Lives
James II of England: Shortly after joining the Spanish army, I fought in the Battle of the Dunes here in 1658 under Louis, Grand Conde. I had recently been expelled from the French army, which I had served in gallantly for years, and now fought against my former comrades. I made several charges, which I myself was at the head of, and fought bravely, but the French won the battle.