Dunkirk Operation Dynamo Evacuation Beaches

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

  1. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Same pier. De Panne. Looking from the sea. 2nd photo has a Morris CDSW with AOS 26 with A3.2 Corps. 53 Medium Regiment RA.
    Photo KB Collection.
    Keith
    dunkirk pier photo kb.jpg dunkirk pier  aos 26 a3.jpg
     
  2. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Same pier. De Panne.2nd photo with Morris CS8 Z389808. Can anyone add more Veh or AOS numbers / photos to ID the units of the pier.
    Photo KB Collection. missed the c out of Collection on the photo.
    Keith
    dunkirk pier kb 1.jpg 1940 dunkirk pier kb.jpg
     
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  3. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One of the piers used by the BEF
    dunkirk beach truck pier photo 1940.jpg
     
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  4. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Close up and made darker to show the pier. Photo taken on my pc screen to enlarge.
    bef dunkirk 1.JPG bef dunkirk 2.JPG bef dunkirk 3.JPG
     
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  5. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Pier at De Panne. photos with Morris CS8 Z389808. You can see the car and truck to the left of the pier in most of the photos. On some photos you can see some Motley mounts for the MG. Can anyone add more Veh or AOS numbers / photos to ID the units of the pier.
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    Keith
    dunkirk beach 1940 trucks pier Z389808 kb.jpg dunkirk beach kb car truck.jpg
     
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  6. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    Keith has posted this picture in this thread-

    Dunkirk 1940 photos some never before seen.
    Maybe the Barton buses?
    Craig

    dunkirk bus pier kb.jpg
     
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  7. billh35

    billh35 Member

    I wonder whereabouts on the beach this pier was.....I will now see if I can identify these vehicles as being Barton ones....
     
  8. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I have enlarged the photos and put the other photo that may show one other bus, could have a number near the x.
    Keith
    dunkirk bus kb.jpg dunkirk bus 1.jpg bus dunkirk 2.jpg
     
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  9. billh35

    billh35 Member

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  10. billh35

    billh35 Member

    I have also flipped the other image......
     

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  11. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    Amazing what turns up !
    Craig
     
  12. billh35

    billh35 Member

    So much more to be found....many buses & coaches impressed by UK simply vanished never to be seen again. You assume they were captured after the 1940 evacuations and the evidence is starting to appear more and more that a lot will have been pressed into use by the Germans. The hunt continues.....
     
  13. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    flipped image, that`s how the photo came to me before the flip.
     
  14. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Anyone know the name of this ship, says on the back of the photo Dunkirk ? I have not seen this at Dunkirk yet.
    Keith
    ship on beach dunkirk area kb.jpg beach 1940 near dunkirk. ship kb.jpg ship on beach area back.jpg
     
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  15. Roy Martin

    Roy Martin Senior Member

    Could be a whalecatcher, if so shouldn't be too difficult to track down. I will start with Salvesens book tomorrow. My reason for saying this is the lookout's crow's nest on the foremast and a possible mount for the harpoon
     
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  16. Roy Martin

    Roy Martin Senior Member

    Had a quick look through Winser and can't find a catcher so far. The bridge/funnel looks like a picture of a drifter in BEF Ships - not too improbable as fishing vessels were sometimes converted for whaling.
     
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  17. Roy Martin

    Roy Martin Senior Member

    Always a mistake to say something 'shouldn't be too difficult' without thinking it through!! I have been through several sources and there are no obvious whale catchers or sealers there. So, without going through the history of the trawlers and drifters that were sunk at Dunkirk, I can't see another method of identifying this ship. I leave it to the many who are more skilled at it than me. Sorry folks!!
     
  18. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Thanks for trying
     
  19. Nido

    Nido Active Member

    That watchman nest on the forward mast can be seen on some French ships drowned at Dunkirk. But is it a sign for the French ship, or the construction was common for others too?
    The text on the back side doesn't give the ship name.

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  20. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    This photo has the same type of ship on the far right. Dunkirk.
    dunkirk tug x kb.jpg
     
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