Dunkirk 1940 photos some never before seen.

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

  1. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Dunkirk Casino and 2nd photo town ruins with AC on fire [ I added colour ]. Photos from my collection.
    Keith
    dunkirk casino 1940. beach.jpg Dunkirk ruins fire.jpg Dunkirk ruins fire AC on fire.jpg
     
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  2. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Dunkirk air recon wire.jpg Dunkirk Air recon photo , you can see a gap in the mole and wire on the beach.
    Original wartime photo from my collection.
    Keith
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  3. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    East Mole Dunkirk kb.jpg east lighthouse dunkirk mole.jpg Small lighthouse at the end of the East Mole/pier 1940.. You can see a gap in the fence and a ladder, looks that there has been a fire in the lighthouse. Info on the back of the photo in German. Dunkirk.
    Photo from my collection.
    Keith
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  4. KEV_EFC

    KEV_EFC New Member

    Does anyone know if this sign post still exists and if so where about is it situated,
    Thanks

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  5. Nido

    Nido Active Member

    The text reads:
    Unser Bunker auf
    der Ostmole von
    Dünkirchen.

    (Our bunker/pillbox on
    the East Mole of
    Dunkirk.
     

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  6. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Thanks Nido for the info
     
  7. Nido

    Nido Active Member

    morrisc8, you are welcome any time!
     
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  8. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Here are some photos of German navy men [ Kriegsmarine ] . One photo of bunker and bridge with train, one of a ship, with name. The seller said they were taken in the Dunkirk area. Any one ID the areas of some of the photos.
    Thanks for any help.
    Photos from my collection.
    Keith
    dunkirk german navy. bunker.jpg dunkirk station german navy.jpg dunkirk ship 1.jpg dunkirk ship name D.jpg dunkirk german navy.jpg dunkirk german navy. on bridge.jpg dunkirk german navy. ww2.jpg dunkirk german navy bunkbed.jpg dunkirk german navy. guys.jpg
     
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  9. Nido

    Nido Active Member

    Looks like the ship's name is DERINDJE. Built in 1916 by the Nordseewerke.
    The ship is mentioned in archives as Schraubendampfer Schiff "Derindje"
    Detailseite - Archivportal-D
    The list of losses says, that she was lost in Bordeaux on 26.08.1944
    Verluste 1944/3: Deutschland
    (details are on the scans attached).

    Derindje ...jpg

    Derindje ..jpg
     
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  10. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Thanks Nido, here is a link for more info.
    Derindje - ShipSpotting.com - Ship Photos and Ship Tracker
    1944-08-25: The 'DERINDJE' was sunk by its own crew on 25 August 1944 near Bordeaux. Refloated after the caputilation in 1945. The wreck was sold on 26 August 1946 to Werner Hacklin in Pori (Finland), who lodged her in the Laivayhtiö 'Aune H', and towed to Finland by a Dutch tugboat; there she was laid up at Reposaari (on the other side of the bay, opposite Mäntyluoto), at the shipyard of Reposaaren Konepaja, who started the repairs. The ship's recovery went slower and slower and was never completed. Also, the ship was never christened. Finally, in July 1950, the ship was sold for scrap to the British Iron & Steel Corporation, who assigned her to Thos. W. Ward Ltd. at Inverkeithing.She was towed from Reposaari to Scotland by the steamship 'OTTO H' belonging to the same company, arriving on her last voyage in the Firth of Forth on 22 July 1950.

    
Note 1: The 'DERINDJE' was requisitioned by the Kriegsmarine in 1940 to serve as transport ship 'R.45' for Unternehmen 'Seelöwe'. Subsequently used as a transport ship for the Channel coast and on 11 July 1942 given to Bock, Godeffroy & Co.

    
Note 2: The 'DERINDJE' departed on January 23, 1947 from Bordeaux/Pauillac to Rotterdam towed by the tugboat 'TYNE' (L. Smit's Int. Sld.). She arrived in Rotterdam on February 12, 1947, was laid up in Rotterdam in the Waalhaven, and towed in July 1947 by the tugboat 'ZWARTE ZEE' to Aalborg (Denmark). (Departure Rotterdam July 25, 1947, arrival Aalborg July 28, 1947, at a shipyard there).
     
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  11. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Dunkirk beach. photo from my collection. I added colour.
    Keith
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  12. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more photo of two blockships at high tide and the east mole. photo from my collection.
    Keith
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  13. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Dunkirk. Oil tanks on fire
    Photo from my collection
    Keith
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  14. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Two original photos of the Dunkirk ship Devonia taken in 1933. Info on the back of the photos. Capt Riddell. First photo is of the Devonia lost at Dunkirk, photo from my collection. A1 dunkirk sunk ship Devonia.jpg
    Keith
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  15. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Added some colour.
    Keith
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  16. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Dunkirk beach Photo from my collection
    Keith
    Dunkirk French ship and Police station colour kb.jpg Dunkirk ship . Police station KB.jpg
     
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  17. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    The beach Photos from my collection
    Keith
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  18. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Turn the page

    A number of men from the 67th Field Regiment were killed when a bomb struck the mole while queuing to board HMS Worcester but I think that their greatest loss of life was aboard her when she was attacked by nine bombers as she was under way.
    They went along the Mole and got on the destroyer HMS Worcester.
    She had one propeller and half a rudder, a mile from Dunkirk she was
    attacked by nine bombers. Fortunately due to the excellent seamanship of
    the Lt Commander the large ones missed but several small ones hit.
    "We were then machine gunned.
    About 24 were killed and 100 wounded out of 450."
    The Ship successfully negotiated the treacherous Goodwin Sands,
    "towards the end, the journey became tedious, so to give us a thrill,
    we collided with another ship.
    We stood up at such an angle that the dead fell into the sea,
    a lot of the live ones had to be got out too.
    Five tugs arrived to help us into port where we arrived
    more dead than alive."
     
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  19. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    The beach with burnt out vehicles. Photos from my collection
    Keith
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  20. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Dunkirk beach. photo from my collection. I added colour.
    Keith
    dunkirk beach french ship bef colour kb.jpg dunkirk beach french ship bef kb.jpg
     

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