Dunkirk 1940 photos some never before seen.

Discussion in '1940' started by morrisc8, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Part 1 The Beach.
    Here is a link to my to some of my original [ some taken from original negatives ] 1940 Dunkirk photos over a 120 + part 1. copyright 2018 Keith Brooker collection .

    Keith
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2018
  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Excellent viewing Keith and many thanks for posting.
    Sure Andy will be more than interested.
    Regards
    Tom
     
  3. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Thanks Tom, I have put a new soundtrack on it. Part 2 is now on line.
    Keith
    dunkirk beach 1940.jpg
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2018
  4. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Great photos Keith. Nice idea to make a video presentation of them. I might have a go at doing one with my POW photos.
     
  5. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Nice job Keith,
    Now we know where all the german panthers/tigers originated from.?

    Graham.
     
  6. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Give it a go, the hard bit is knowing what to put in or keep out:army:
    Part 2. Dunkirk 1940. Inland, France & Belgium is now up and running.
    Part 3 Soon. Beach, Trucks, POWs RAF, KIA not to sure about the last one, but want to show War is not a game.
    Keith
    scots pow 1940.jpg
     
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  7. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    You sent me that one a while back. It is a fantastic picture. I think we might have another photo from the IWM collection that has the man staring at the camera (front row middle) 7th Argylls possibly.
     
  8. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

  9. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    looks like him
     
  10. jetson

    jetson Junior Member

    My dad fortunately was evacuated from Dunkirk and I remember he was sent straight home on a few days leave. I remember playing with his rifle in our kitchen as a young lad with strict instructions from Mam not to wake him up. I think he slept for a couple of days. What with the trauma of the evacuation he also endured a bout of malaria contracted from his peacetime regular service in India before the war. The truck he was driving toward the French coast took a hit by a shell and all the lads in the back were killed. Dad fortunately survived but lost his hearing nearest the explosion. It is only now in my dotage and seeing these photos of all the vehicles, stores and material left behind, one realises what a defeat this country sustained. Happily we had Churchill at the top to carry on; had we had Lord Halifax who the Conservative party really wanted, I think he would have packed it in on Hitler's terms!
     
  11. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Thank you Jetson , what unit was your dad in.
     

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