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

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

  1. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    I think the Scammell is also in use , hitched to the French half track .
    Nice pics.
    Craig
     
  2. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Although I mostly collect POW photos I have acquired a few others from 1940 - would it be ok to post them on this thread? I can’t guarantee they’ll be as good as some of the ones Keith had put up and some might be familiar to those who take a particular interest in this period.
     
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  3. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Be good to have more inland photos on here
     
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  4. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Ok, here comes the flood...
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  5. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    And some more...
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  6. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Last lot.
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  7. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Some good photos there.
     
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  8. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    A time to revisit the era when all appeared to be lost......all around them destruction and death...their time would come.
     
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  9. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I’m actually a bit surprised at how many I seem to have accumulated over the past couple of years - especially seeing as I’m not actively collecting them. Sometimes I just see interesting images while hunting for the POW stuff and if it’s not too expensive I take a punt.
     
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  10. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Posting these actually made me think about the civilians caught in the middle of the fighting. We tend to focus on the armies and the soldiers a forget that all these towns and cities were full of innocents whose homes and livelihoods were wrecked by the war machine as it passed through.
     
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  11. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    The flimsy, officially known as the Petrol, Oil , can. ATS with cooker made out of them, hope they do not have petrol in them. They did use them for water as well.
    ats cooking ww2.jpg
     
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  12. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Morris trucks in a workshop, in france ?
    Photo from my collection.
    morris trucks ww2.jpg
     
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  13. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Some more Original wartime photos from my collection.
    Keith.
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  14. Richelieu

    Richelieu Well-Known Member

    I've identified the location for these:
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    Google Maps

    The wide shot includes at least four of 12th Lancers' abandoned Morris armoured cars and there is perhaps another one behind the French Unic P107 BU half-track further up the canal.
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2019
  15. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Excellent photographs,pity we cannot put locations to them.The canal looks familiar to one I drove at the side of between Dunkirk and Calais....at one point, it appeared to be wider than the view here.

    No captions at the back of the German personnel photographs,is there?
     
  16. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Not much information on most of mine I’m afraid. Usually all you get is “France 1940” or “Dunkirk June 1940” very rarely do you get anything more specific.
     
  17. BarbaraWT

    BarbaraWT Member

    That’s an amazing set of photos!
     
  18. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    fantastic! thanks for sharing.
     
  19. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Looking further,the canal might be a section of the Canal de Bourbourg which flows south then west between Dunkirk and Bourbourg,ie in the Calais direction.The D2 skirts the canal on the east then the south side as it progresses in the Calais direction.From that, I think Richelieu's post shows a car travelling in the direction of Calais on the D2.
     
  20. Richelieu

    Richelieu Well-Known Member

    Harry, at least one of us is confused.:unsure:

    If you follow the ‘Google Maps’ link that I provided on post #34 it will take you to the location on the D601 just south of Bray-Dunes to the east of Dunkirk.
     
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