Dunkirk Operation Dynamo Evacuation Beaches

Discussion in '1940' started by Drew5233, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. myt1prod

    myt1prod Junior Member

    Long time ago since i've been here
    here you have a 10 photo souvenir collectors box which I recently obtained
    Enjoy... and best wishes to all!



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  2. rewdco

    rewdco Senior Member

    A nice picture of Devonia:

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    Jan
     
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  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    That is nice
     
  4. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    dunkirk 1940 bef .jpg dunkirk 1940 DEF.jpg I think this photo was taken at le Panne, just came in the post. 2nd photo of the beach when the was in german hands, later in 1940, you can still see one of the ships there.
    Keith
     
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  5. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Just to add, John Robert's Welsh Bridges to the Elbe states that it was 246 Field Company.
     
  6. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    BEF 1940 blown up small ship Dunkirk shell holes in side.jpg more ww2 photos that came in the post .
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    blown up small ship Dunkirk shell holes in side

    dunkirk flack

    Keith
     
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  7. Over Here

    Over Here Junior Member

    Is that the first Bofors Portee?
     
  8. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    Looks like it is a normal trailed Bofors to me, parked behind a 15cwt.
    Did BEF have Bofor Portees ?

    Craig
     
  9. Over Here

    Over Here Junior Member

    Yes, I see it now, thank you.
     
  10. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    dunkirk radio truck.jpg dunkirk beach 1940 BEF photo 2 jpg.jpg View attachment 145626 View attachment 145627 View attachment 145628 View attachment 145629 View attachment 145630 View attachment 145631 View attachment 145632 A few more photos from my collection that came in the post this week. One of the photos of the radio truck [ close up ] was on epay and is not in my collection is just for ID.
    I hope to print a photo book of my Dunkirk Area and beach photos and photos of the BEF vehicles + equipment , AA guns, left behind, some time this year, it will be a
    privately printed book.
    Keith
     
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  11. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

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  12. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    ship sunk1940.JPG One more photo 1940, Any one ID the ship.
    Keith
     
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  13. Dirk Peeters

    Dirk Peeters Member

    Hello
    I m completely new here
    i m active on a few forums and just discovered this one
    It has a lot of information and some of you i already met here and there
    For the moment i found something very strange
    On these 21 pages full of pictuires not one is found where we can see the french maginot bunkers , some where on the beaches and certainly used by the soldiers of BEF
    strange not one german took pictures of them when the beaches must be full with equipment
    i tried to place some pictures but this forim works (for me a bit strange and i cant find the method for posting them
    Dirk
     
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  14. Dirk Peeters

    Dirk Peeters Member

    1A4 google 09.jpg MG stand 32  plan 330.jpg MG bunker 125 01  07 12 91 (1).jpg
    here is a google aerial of a few of them
    One at the beach (photo is from 1991 and a plan of one in the dunes
    are there photos known of these bunkers from the time of Dynamo ?
    A lot of pîctures here have cars and lorrys , busses but are there specialists for the right types ? i ve seen some pretty stuff
    is there a need for giving the exact type of a car ?
    a lot of questions but i m new here

    Dirk
     
  15. Dirk Peeters

    Dirk Peeters Member

    german-troops-with-bef-trucks_0.jpg looks like the rear of the Hopital Marine at Zuydcote
    looks like a Peugeot 402 (1935 1938)
     
  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Dirk

    I believe the bunkers on the beach between De Panne and Bray Dunes are German, built post 1940, part of the Atlantic Wall.

    Cheers and welcome to the forum
    Andy
     
  17. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Dirk can you do a close up of the two trucks in the centre. The AoS number looks like a 45 but I can't be 100%. I would agree that that wall looks like the same one at Zudycote.
     
  18. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Welcome to the forum, Dirk. Are you Flanders-based ?

    I must admit that if I saw a photograph of a concrete fortification with no abandoned 1940 material around, I would most likely assume 'Atlantic Wall'.

    I agree with your assessment of Peugeot 402. It must have been a huge seller for Peugeot. I'd rather like one.

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  19. Dirk Peeters

    Dirk Peeters Member

    Yes Rich
    I m flemish
    I could not blame anybody to think with fortfications thats it atlantikwall but its just in Bray Dunes that there are french bunkers and strangely no pictures up till now
    anyway you are right the Peugeot 402 is a very nice car
    another one (402) from this forum the truck and identified on axis as a Guy FXAD
    Guy FBAX and (402).jpg
    here a Guy FBAX
    Guy FBAX WW2 (7).jpg
    and a peugeot 402 ambulance
    ambulance-peugeot-402-dk5-1939.jpg
     
  20. Dirk Peeters

    Dirk Peeters Member

    No Drew these bunkers are realy built before 1939
    i ll try to put the two trucks
    Zuydcote Hop Maritime (1).jpg
    what about the location ? for me at the rear of that Hospital ?
     

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