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Dunkirk/Dunkerque : picture 1665 A port with a lot of history
It was captured at the battle of the Dunes June 1658, it being a nest of PIRATES
16th Century : Dunkirk becomes the main Port for the Netherlands. Spanish, Dutch and English all covet the strategic position of Dunkirk and occupy the town at the some period of time, in 1600's,
"look a head" no money charles sells off a capital asset."
In 1662 : Louis XIV buys the town from the English and gives it "Freeport Status". Since then, the commerce expands. Then Jean Bart becomes famous for the French not for the Anglais