Dunkirk in 1918

Situated in northern France along the Belgian border, the city of Dunkirk played a vital role in the First World War. Its location on the coast made it a strategic port for the Allied forces—and a frequent target for Germany.

Dr. David Murphy is a Lecturer in the Department of History at Maynooth University and a researcher with the university’s Centre for Military History and Strategic Studies. A graduate of University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin, Dr Murphy is also a member of the Ormonde Military History Society and the Society for Military History.