Dunkirk Operation Dynamo Evacuation Beaches

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

  1. Dirk Peeters

    Dirk Peeters Member

    Ik ben altijd goed gezind
    Doe dit ook op andere forums om een zo breed mogelijk scala te vinden
    maar dacht dat er hier niemand was
    Anyway i ll continue
    it looks like the barge Aidie and the barge Ethel Everhard are mixed up
    04 Ethel Everard (2).jpg
    04 Ethel Everard (3).jpg 04 Ethel Everard (5).jpg 04 Ethel Everard MG Post (1).jpg
    it is not the Aidie who is stranded next the jetty but the Everard
    and he must been there a long time
    because we see him with sails , with sails in schreds and without mast and maybe possibily the germans made a strongpoint from him (an MG post or observationpost , the obs seems to be not logic because at 100 meters they have the casino which gives a more and better observationpost than this one)
    so i ll think MG post)
    so here we have a barge without no name and who has stayed also a long time on this spot
    i ll call him the X barge
    if anybody can provide a name
    please do
    05 Barge X (2).jpg 05 Barge X (4).jpg 05 Barge X (5).jpg
    on the spot where barge X was strabnded we have a cemetry of allied soldiers
    malo terminus (2).jpg
    and we are gonna see the cars and busses a lot on many pictures

    we are trying to examine these pictures to found out which car is where
    like this
    we are doing at at other forums
    00.jpg
    at least two bedfords with the one piece front windows we think are civilians but we are just started
    Is here also a specialist in these cars ?
    this is no waste of time comes handy when we have a picture where we see only one car ...
     
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  2. Dirk Peeters

    Dirk Peeters Member

    this is the latest google
    00 1A4 zeedijk.jpg
    sadly i lost a name for the Barge
    can it be that this is the Aidie ? any proof of that ?
    here all the pictures of the cemetery there are at least two in this village (one at the casino but i have not worked on this one yet
    05 War Cemetry (3).jpg
    sadly no picture from the beach where we see the sunlight ad
     

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  3. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Photo of named "on back" Germans with truck on beach .
    Keith
    dunkirk names kb.jpg dunkirk beach back.jpg
     
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  4. CL1

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

  5. ThamesBen

    ThamesBen Junior Member

    Amazing photo. This is Princess Lily a thames passenger boat built 1924. Does anyone know what happend to her?
     
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  6. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Nice to see you back on the forum, Ben. I suspect that your knowledge will be greater than ours on this aspect. The Germans were so methodical though that there must have been a record somewhere of what was salvaged.
     
  7. ThamesBen

    ThamesBen Junior Member

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  8. ThamesBen

    ThamesBen Junior Member

    Can anybody help me with FOSSA at her fate

    Various photos seem to show her in various angles and positions, then she seems to be upright on the beach and then the last shot she has gone?

    Only details i have are

    1940:Salved by German Kriegsmarine and allocated to Port Commandant, Dunkirk


    Is there any records or a museum in Dunkirk that would know her fate?
     

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  9. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    2nd photo looks like they are digging out sand , to release this boat. 1st photo of what looks like a burnt out barge?.
    photos from my collection.
    Keith

    20 truck dunkirk photo.jpg dunkirk beach digger.jpg
     
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  10. ThamesBen

    ThamesBen Junior Member

    The second tug is featured here elsewhere, i believe a french tug but not FOSSA
     
  11. ThamesBen

    ThamesBen Junior Member



    Some more info on Princess LILY
    "Princess Lily, commanded by Probationary Temporary Sub-Lieutenant K.E.A. Bayley RNVR, continued to work between Malo-les-Bains and La Panne, until she fouled her propeller and could only go astern. She finally succumbed to engine trouble, forcing her crew to abandon her at 22:00 off La Panne on Friday 31st May. Her crew transferred to the gun boat Mosquito and were delivered back to Dover at 05:00 the following morning"
     
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    ThamesBen Junior Member

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  13. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I think the ship in post 649 is the Port De Beyrouth
    ship dunkirk port de beyrouth.jpg
     
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  14. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I think this is the Aidie right of photo and Ethel Everard in the background with Aidie with Ipswich on the back/stern and the last photo is of the Ethel Everard.
    Photos from my collection.
    Keith
    dunkirk barge 1940.jpg dunkirk 1940 barge.jpg dunkirk barge beach.jpg
     
  15. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    1st photo.I think this is the Aidie with Ipswich on the back/stern, side view.
    2nd photo. Ethel Everard
    Original ww2 Photos from my collection.
    Keith
    dunkirk beach.jpg dunkirk beach barge.jpg
     
  16. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    How many vehicle piers are there 6 ? . 2 at De Panne. 1 Bray Dunes. 2 Malo Terminus. 1 Malo Les Bains. Any one made a map of them, or is there a photo of them from the air of most of them. I would like to make a map of the seafront from where the veh piers start from.
    Last, What is this barge or boat i have a few photos of it but no id.
    Keith
    Thanks for any help barge dunkirk 1940.jpg
     
  17. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    The ship at the top looks like the Sursum corda as it does not look like the Horst. photo below is of the ship Sursum corda . photo from my collection.
    dunkirk beach ship.jpg
     
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  18. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Found these photos on the epay, you can see the two ships One is the Horst and the other one could be the Sursum corda ?
    dunkirk ship photo 1940.jpg dunkirk Horst 1940.jpg
     
  19. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Photo of the mole with part of it blown up.
    Photo from my photo book.
    Keith

    dunkirk mole ship.jpg dunkirk photo book.jpg
     
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  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Crikey that's a great image-Has the ship been identified Keith?
     

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