Dunkirk Operation Dynamo Evacuation Beaches

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  1. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Not yet
     
  2. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Spitfire wreck. Malo les Bains.
    Keith dunkirk humber car spitfire 2.jpg spitfire kb.jpg
     
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  3. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Photos from epay
    hotel kursall de panne 1940.jpg de panne 1940 photo.jpg
     
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  4. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I don`t think it is one of the blockships.
     
  5. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    1st photo is of ss Edvard Nissen, next to the east mole.
    dunkirk sunk ship.jpg The blockships
    sunk ship dunkirk.jpg

    These blockships were: SS Westcove (sunk 3 June), SS Holland (3 June), HMS Env. Nissan (3 June), SS Gurko (4 June) sunk outside Dunkirk, and SS Pacifico (4 June)
     
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  6. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One other sunken ship in two photos. ID of the ship not known.
    sunk ship dunkirk docks kb.jpg sunk ship dunkirk docks kb. photo.jpg
     
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  7. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more that came in the post. Germans take fuel from a boat. Strathaird Lifeboat ? might have come from the P&O ship as tugs towed lifeboats over from the UK. Cross Keys on truck 151905 or L51905.
    Keith
    dunkirk boats pier kb collection.jpg
     
  8. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more. Humbers and two with trucks with Cross Keys [ 2nd Infantry Div ]. De Panne.
    Keith
    dunkirk beach trucks sand kb collection.jpg
     
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  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Ref the ships in post 666. I'm now very confident they are the block ships sent over to be sunk in the harbour entrance. I can also give you the names of them when I have time if interested.
     
  10. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    photo from my collection.
    The block ships were: SS Westcove (sunk 3 June), SS Holland (3 June), HMS Env. Nissan (3 June), SS Gurko (4 June), and SS Pacifico (4 June). The ship in post 666 is not a block ship, no ID for it.
    Keith
    dunkirk block ships photo 5.jpg
     
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  11. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Some more from my collection.
    Keith
    dunkirk block ships photo 1 kb.jpg dunkirk block ships photo 2 kb.jpg dunkirk block ships photo 4 kb.jpg dunkirk east mole sunk ships and block ship.jpg
     
  12. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    fullsizeoutput_1.jpeg SS holland 1st photo. Gourko sunk before reaching Dunkirk harbour by a mine, 2nd photo.

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  13. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    More info on Operation CK. Blocking of Dunkirk Harbour M.011431/40 if any one has this file.
     
  14. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Found one more block ship SS Moyle. no photo or info apart from it was sunk as a block ship at Dunkirk.
     
  15. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Burnt out barge with a Morris CDSW by the side. Can any one ID the barge.
    Keith
    Dunkirk burnt out barge.jpg dunkirk barge beach 1940 photo  (2).jpg dunkirk barge beach 1940 photo 3.jpg dunkirk truck in sand with barge1940 photo 5.jpg
     
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  16. 156LAA52RA

    156LAA52RA Member

    Where is this please? My father was a Bofors Tractor driver he used his tractor to drag trucks into position to make a jetty at Bray Dunes. His was the last vehicle (Morris CDSW) to go into the line. Before he was evacuated (with dry feet) that night. The last thing he did when he left his tractor was to remove the Tax Disc, which I still have.
     

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  17. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    Nice to hear stories like this and tax disc a great link to the past , see the reg.no. is RMP824.
    I have a lot of pics of CDSW's on beach but these look like likely candidates.
    Craig
    [​IMG] 1a.jpg

    1c.jpg 1d.jpg 1f.jpg
     
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  18. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I think the photo is near De Panne
     
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  19. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    What unit is AOS 20 with white bar above ? ( seen on two or three of trucks above )
    Craig
     
  20. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    1 Corps. 52 Light AA Regiment.
    From Andrews book on Vehicle Markings of the BEF.
    Keith
     
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