Dunkirk 1940 photos some never before seen.

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

  1. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

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  2. myt1prod

    myt1prod Junior Member

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    De Panne; along the seapromendade, second building from right still standing
     
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  3. myt1prod

    myt1prod Junior Member

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    This photo by Keith and the following on page 3 are taken at the eastern end of the sea promenade at De Panne. Right on the horizon we see the last buildings at De Panne along the sea promenade, in the distance, left on the horizon we see St.-Idesbald and the still standing house 'Mieke Hill', standing isolated on a dunetop
     
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  4. myt1prod

    myt1prod Junior Member

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    This photo by Keith was taken at 'Ankerweg' (= streetname) at De Panne. Google streetview doesn't alow you to have a clear view, but as I live in De Panne I recognized the second building from the right immediately. The building is still standing today.
     
  5. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Thank you for posting the then and now photos
     
  6. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    First photo just came in the post, the other two i have had on here but of the same area. Ambulance A24409 . A4 . AOS 104 of 8 Motor Ambulance Convoy. All photos from my collection.
    Keith
    Dunkirk beach amb.jpg dunkirk amb ship.jpg dunkirk amblance A24409 aos 104 A4.jpg
     
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  7. morrisc8

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    A few more from my collection Dunkirk sunken tugs and boats.
    Keith
    tugs dunkirk.jpg sunk tugs dunkirk.jpg dunkirk tower 1940.jpg sunken boats dunkirk.jpg
     
  8. Richelieu

    Richelieu Well-Known Member

  9. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    French destroyer L'Adroit from my collection.
    Keith
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  10. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Happy bunny, just bought this colour slide/film of burnt out bedfords in Dunkirk, should be in the post. 51st LAA Rgt part of 2nd AA Brigade bedford truck with aos 31 Dunkirk.
    Keith

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  11. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    1940s Dunkirk Town and Beach after the British Evacuation, Rare Colour Home Movie
     
  12. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Photo from my collection. Photo gives an idea of the Veh left on the beach.
    Keith
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  13. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    French destroyer L'Adroit . Photos from my collection.
    Keith
    French ship dunkirk.jpg dunkirk french ship Oct 40 (2) (2018_01_13 18_51_57 UTC).jpg French ship dunkirk (2018_01_13 18_51_57 UTC).jpg 1940 dunkirk french ship beach.jpg
     
  14. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Photos from my collection. French destroyer L'Adroit and a tug Port de Beirouth and photo of the docks and lighthouse.
    Keith
    dunkirk tug and ship on beach.jpg Dunkirk docks lighthouse.jpg
     
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  15. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

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    ltdan Nietenzähler

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    ltdan Nietenzähler

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  18. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    There was a sober documentary shown on BBC 4 last night in two parts from 2200-2400 hours entitled."Lost Home Movies of Nazi Germany"

    Titled Part 1 The Hubris .Part 2 Nemesis

    Filmed by German amateur cameramen at home and by those at the front it exposes the horror of the Holocaust,the atrocities in the east,the attitude of the victor in relaxing times in Paris and elsewhere.The effect of area bombing giving Hamburg raids of July 1943 is shown as an example of nemesis.Personal accounts of Jews who survived and how they survived are given including one doctor serving on the Russian front,married to a Jew who has her reclassified as an Aryan by winning the Iron Cross First Class but loses his life at the front ...frames of his father carrying out procedures at the front are illustrated with their son providing the detail. Another hair raising account from Victor Klemperer married to a gentile and living in Dresden who kept ahead of deportment lists.He survived the war along with his wife...all is referenced back to the diary he kept.

    Abundant frames of the war material wreckage at Dunkirk.The French destroyer L'Adroit illustrated by Keith in previous posts appears many times in the shots and is the reason I have posted the details of the documentary here.I would think that Keith's collection would have originated from these German sources of amateur cameramen.

    According to the documentary,the destroyer was hit by a bomb and later its magazine exploded to part the bow from the rest of the destroyer...apparently none of the crew lost their lives according to the documentary.

    Accompanied background assessment by James Holland and history academics gives a clear insight to the "deniers" what was being conducted in the name of Germany.

    Some of the frames have been shown many times before of the atrocities of genocide shooting and hangings...frames taken by those at the front who it was pointed out had to have their collections developed back in Germany which would inform those in the photographic business of what was taking place.

    In the documentary the names of many who took the shots are revealed.
     
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  19. morrisc8

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    This gives you an idea of what it was like with the 8 CCS RAMC [ Has anyone more info on his unit ] on the beach 28 May 1940 . Info came from a diary/Book . [ A Doctor Goes To War ] i own, by Col J.R.McDonald TD. MC. RAMC There are 3 copies of this, One i own ,The Wellcome Trust have one, and i think the IWM might have one. The unpublished typescript manuscript, 273 pages. This unusual item is a transcription of a diary kept by this RAMC officer from January 1940 to June 1945, during service in France 1940, the UK 1940-42, and the Middle East for the remainder of the war. Colonel McDonald was a TA officer in WW2, having served in the 11th Battalion, Border Regiment in WW1 in 1917-18, where he won the MC for a trench raid at Houtholt Forest, and was wounded at Passchendale. I can add more pages from 1940 if you would like.
    More info. The following are various highlights from the diary : Explanation of medical services organisation in BEF ; at this time McDonald, as Lt Col, was in command of No.8 Casualty Clearing Station, created from 2nd (1st Northern) Territorial Casualty Clearing Station Explanation of BEF plans in event of war German invasion of the Low Countries - 8 CCS is at Rouvray 8 CCS moves to Wormhoudt (scene of a later massacre of BEF soldiers by the SS, although his unit had moved before that took place) 23 May 1940 - BEF is in a "rout" 27 May 1940 - at Bray Dunes Demoralising effects of dive bombing 8 CCS treats 900 patients in three days . 1 June 1940 - back in England, recounts Dunkirk experiences, including long march along beach from Bray Dunes to Dunkirk, and almost being left behind June 1940 - sent to Southern Command, Devon. Part of medical services for Salisbury Plain Striking Force . Poor equipment . Nov 1940 - sent to command Emergency Medical Hospital, Malmesbury - there until May 1942 - fairly inactive, long gaps in the diary . May 1942 - sails (with 10,000 others) on liner Queen Mary to the Middle East round the Cape of Africa - lot of description of this voyage . July 1942 - takes over command of 19 General Hospital, Fayid, Egypt . Notes has POW cages and German hospital as part of this unit, quite a lot of comment on POWs and comparing German medical and military styles to British . Encouraged by arrival of Montgomery to command 8th Army , onwards - "breathless" period during battles of El Alamein . His hospital treats all German POW patients from El Alamein . Comparison of British, German, Italian, discipline - he adopts more German style when visiting their hospital . Notes German troops in forward area before El Alamein had chronic diarrhoea . German injured POWs repatriated . June 1944 - moves to 3rd General Hospital, Alexandria, has three very unhappy months . Nov 1944 - moves to 43rd General Hospital, Lebanon to end of the war . There is also a short postscript at the end in which he discusses the value of proper shell shock treatment in WW2 compared to WW1, and the value of plaster of paris in WW2. As well as his day to day activity, he makes some interesting comparisons at several points during the diary between Regular soldiers and Territorial (and conscript) soldiers in the British Army.
    Keith




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  20. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    Sadly all I see is
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