Dunkirk 1940. Inland. France & Belgium. Photos, some never seen before

Discussion in '1940' started by morrisc8, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more taken from my neg from my collection of Morris Quads with guns and a Austin car.
    Keith
    Veh dump BEF 1940. from neg.JPG
     
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  2. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I wonder if he got back to the UK 48 Div Petrol Coy BEF. Letter from my collection. Dated April 6th 1940
    Keith

    RASC 48 Div Petrol Coy BEF page 1.jpg RASC 48 Div Petrol Coy BEF page 2.jpg RASC 48 Div Petrol Coy BEF page 3.jpg
     
  3. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    British armor Belgium/France
    CRUISER 01.jpg CRUISER 02.jpg CRUISER 03.jpg CRUISER ROUEN.jpg Tank Bailleul.jpg Tank Bailleul-_57.jpg Tankette 01.jpg Tankette 02.jpg Tankette 03.jpg Tankette Aalst-B1.jpg Tankette Aalst-B2.jpg
     
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  4. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I have bought some colour slides/film taken in France about 1940, i wonder where they were taken.
    Keith
    German horses colour 1940. kb.jpg 1940 horse and cart german kb.jpg
     
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  5. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Two more from my collection on Agfcolor film.
    Keith
    blown up house colour 1940 photo kb.jpg town colour 1940 kb - Copy.jpg
     
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  6. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Close up of the sign. I found two places in france with Longuevalle.
    town colour 1940 colour sign - Copy.jpg
     
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  7. Nido

    Nido Active Member

    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.
     
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  8. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    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.
     
  9. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

  10. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    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 ]
    town colour 1940 kb.jpg
     
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  11. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Close up of the horse and cart area.
    1940 horse and cart german in colour close up.jpg
     
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  12. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    Matilda T7635 "Galahad"
    s-l1601.jpg s-l1600.jpg s-l1602.jpg s-l1599.jpg
    Carrier at Fromelles
    fromellses.png Fromelles 2.png
    Tankettes in the woods
    s-l1604.jpg s-l1604b.jpg
    Cruisers
    original-Foto-allierter-Panzer-1940-Frankreich-_57.jpg images.jpg e13e7386de6d8b7fde81f0f8614e238a.jpg cruiser b.jpg cruiser.png
     
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  13. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    BEF trench with kit left in. Photo from my collection.
    Keith
    british trench bef 1940 kit kb.jpg british trench bef 1940 kb.jpg british trench bef 1940 kb 303.jpg
     
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  14. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    This is on the back of the photo, might give a clue to where it is.
    back of british trench photo.jpg
     
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  15. Nido

    Nido Active Member

    The text reads:
    Verlassene Engl.[ishe]
    Feldstellung am
    Yser-Kanal

    (Abandoned Engl[ish]
    field position near
    the Yser Canal.)

    2 version.jpg
     
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  16. myt1prod

    myt1prod Junior Member

    trucks.jpg
    another photo taken at the entrance too De Panne when comming from Coxyde (St idesbald).
    some nice vechicle markings for the lovers amongst you
     
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  17. battleofassche

    battleofassche Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting this picture of 7 FC RE, 4 ID trucks. Do you have a clean unannotated version you could post.
     
  18. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    Yes nice pic of the fairly rare Morris Commercial CDF 's and their markings.
    Craig
     
  19. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more from my collection. aos 49 [ 2 Searchlight Regt RA ]
    Keith
    bef aos 49 1940 kb.jpg
     
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  20. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    On the back of the photo in German
    Keith
    bef back aos 49 photo.jpg
     
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