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

    Original photos taken from my negative collection. France.
    Keith
    1940 WW2 Abandoned French Army gun, France photo (2018_03_24 09_32_12 UTC).jpg french town 1940 house (2018_03_11 12_44_54 UTC).jpg french neg (2018_02_09 08_33_13 UTC).jpg french neg 1 (2018_02_09 08_33_13 UTC).jpg
     
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  2. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Original photos taken from my negative collection. France.
    Keith
    french neg 2 (2018_02_09 08_33_13 UTC).jpg german neg 4.jpg
     
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  3. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    With signposts to St. Michel at 4.km and Signy-le-Petit at 15.5km, the last photo almost certainly has to be in Hirson...Bearing in mind the destruction, it's not surprising that Street View isn't coming up with much.
     
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  4. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Original photos taken from my negative and photo collection. France. Captured French railway guns. They were used in ww1 and ww2. Last photo is one used in ww1.
    Keith
    french railway gun ww1 ww2.train bikes .jpg french railway gun ww1 ww2..france jpg.jpg french railway gun ww1 ww2.train photo  .jpg french railway gun ww1 ww2.jpg french railway gun ww1 ww2..jpg captured french railway gun.jpg french gun photo 2.jpg french gun 10 (2018_01_13 18_51_57 UTC).jpg
     
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  5. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    German tanks crossing a field . info on back of photo. Anyone id the tanks.
    Keith
    german tanks 1940 kb.jpg back of tanks cross field 1940.jpg
     
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  6. Nido

    Nido Active Member

    The text on the back reads:
    Flandern.
    Eine Anzahl gut getarnter
    deutscher Panzer im Hintergrund
    ein brennender Tankschiff.

    (Flanders.
    A number of well camouflaged
    German tanks [and] a burning
    tanker/[tank ship] on the background.)

    back of tanks cross field 1940 text.jpg
     
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  7. Nido

    Nido Active Member

    I'd propose two possible variants...

    german tanks 1940 kb2.jpg
     
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  8. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Refugee camp Loire. and Antwerp Docks. Photos taken by Geb Art. Rgt. 79 soldiers Schiffe Schloss Hafen . you can in large the photos for more detail
    Keith
    Gebirgsjäger Art. Rgt. 79 refugee camps refugees b. GIEN tractor kb.jpg Gebirgsjäger Art. Rgt. 79 Flüchtlinge Auszug b. GIEN Frankreich Loire kb.jpg Geb Art. Rgt. 79 soldiers Schiffe Schloss Hafen ANTWERP Belgium kb.jpg
     
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  9. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Photo taken near Dunkirk by a railway line original B&W and i am trying a new AI colour software, took 6 sec to colour the photo. maybe too much colour?
    Keith
    dunkirk colour.jpg
     
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  10. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    You're posting some great photos Keith.
    If you don't mind me adding my two penn'orth, I don't like colourised photos at all-just my opinion though. Black and white photos should stay black and white:).

    Lesley
     
  11. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I agree with you, just playing around with this software.
    Keith
    Dunkirk aa bw colour.jpg
     
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  12. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Original ww2 colour slides from my collection.
    Keith
    german colour photo 2. british truck 537 KB (2) (2018_01_13 18_51_57 UTC).jpg german colour photo british bedford trucks France kb (2) (2018_01_13 18_51_57 UTC).jpg wire near bunker colour (2019_11_23 10_12_55 UTC).JPG
     
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  13. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    French and a few British Veh dump. I can spot two BEF trucks in the photo so far.
    Photo from my collection.
    Keith
    french and british truck dump kb.jpg
     
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  14. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    AEC truck L353772 with number 7 on the front , RE unit and german on the back of the photo. German troops with their wagons go past looking at the trucks. [wish we had these].
    Photo from my collection.
    Keith
    British Army trucks BEF 1940.jpg aec truck bef truck back.jpg
     
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  15. Nido

    Nido Active Member

    The text on the backside of the photo:

    Zusammengeschossene Französische
    Autos.
    So sieht es überall an der
    Straße aus.

    [Battered down French
    autos.
    So it looks like all along
    the street.]


    British Army trucks BEF 1940 .version.jpg
     
  16. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    The Bedford looks like it’s been very badly shot up.
     
  17. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    This one sums it up"Dreadful"

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I am trying a new AI colour software, Last photo ww1 or just after.
    Keith
    IMG_8505 (1).jpg IMG_8490 (1).jpg IMG_8518.jpg IMG_8493 (1).jpg british trucks pre war.jpg
     
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  19. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Docks at Dunkirk. Veh dump, Smoke from Dunkirk. Bofors gun. Better get back to my B&W photos.
    Photos from my collection.
    Keith

    dunkirk docks 1940.JPG dunkirk veh dump.JPG dunkirk fire.jpg dunkirk aa colour.JPG
     
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  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    It looks a bit hilly/cliffy for Dunkirk Keith - Anything written on the back?
     

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