Discussion in '1940' started by morrisc8, Jan 23, 2018.
One more taken from my neg from my collection of Morris Quads with guns and a Austin car.
I wonder if he got back to the UK 48 Div Petrol Coy BEF. Letter from my collection. Dated April 6th 1940
British armor Belgium/France
I have bought some colour slides/film taken in France about 1940, i wonder where they were taken.
Two more from my collection on Agfcolor film.
Close up of the sign. I found two places in france with Longuevalle.
Fleurs naturelles / Fleurs artificielles (natural & artificial flowers).
Transferee 80, Rue de Lille (moved to Lille street ?).
Then, Languevalle can be an owner's family name. Quite possible.
The group of horses shown in #184 are probably from a Feldgendarmerie unit .The Germans used quite a number of horse equipped units for foraging patrols behind the lines to reinforce their military and administrative control of occupied territories.
Such mounted SS units were very active in the Polish campaign seeking out the untermenchen by horseback.
Is the Cruiser FOX in the first photo from 9th Queen's Royal Lancers?
Thanks to Adrian , He sent me this info on this colour slide and ID the town.
[ I'm pretty sure it's the centre of Valenciennes.]
[ The buildings in the background of the third photo, with lots of chimneys on the roof appear to the Caserne Vincent, still there today but without chimneys. This is at one end of Rue de Lille.
Retour sur l’histoire de la Caserne Vincent à Valenciennes - Va-Infos.fr ]
Close up of the horse and cart area.
Matilda T7635 "Galahad"
Carrier at Fromelles
Tankettes in the woods
BEF trench with kit left in. Photo from my collection.
This is on the back of the photo, might give a clue to where it is.
The text reads:
field position near
the Yser Canal.)
another photo taken at the entrance too De Panne when comming from Coxyde (St idesbald).
some nice vechicle markings for the lovers amongst you
Thanks for posting this picture of 7 FC RE, 4 ID trucks. Do you have a clean unannotated version you could post.
Yes nice pic of the fairly rare Morris Commercial CDF 's and their markings.
One more from my collection. aos 49 [ 2 Searchlight Regt RA ]
On the back of the photo in German
Separate names with a comma.