Discussion in '1940' started by dbf, Jan 15, 2011.
Wounded British POWs
German news photo. Caption on the back reads as follows:
“With raised hands, Englishmen emerge from cover. A picture from the capture of Englishmen. The decisive German initiative forced them to surrender. Desperate, they emerge with arms raised, weaponless from the shattered position.”
French colonial soldier
British POWs arriving at Thorn (Toruń). The journey from France and Flanders took about a month so I would peg these as being taken around July 1940.
Anyone know what unit this could be. Original, photo, Wehrmacht, prisoners English soldiers in Nieuwpoort, Belgium .
original photo from my collection.
British POWs captured during Norwegian campaign. The caption on this German propaganda photo reads: “Englishman in Trondheim... but as prisoners! They threw their steel helmets away and are currently having their food.”
Missed out on this one yesterday - went for over £60!
I’m pretty sure that it shows Major General Victor Fortune and Rommel after surrendering at St Valery.
Hasn't this group been shown before from a different angle?
Looks like a conversation between the two through the medium of an interpreter.
I think a number of photos exist of this event - saw a few more after doing some searching online.
Such as this one...
And this one...
French troops - presumably only just surrendered due to them carrying a white flag.
BEF, France 1940
British and French Prisoners - looks like a Panzer III in the background.
I’m going to hazard a guess and say Cameron Highlanders as they famously ignored the order to hand in their kilts before deploying to France. I’m not an expert on badges of rank but would bloke at front with the ‘tache be an RSM or similar?
BEF prisoners. Photo taken in Lille by a soldier from Artillery Regiment 13.
French POWs. Taken near Nancy.
British POWs helping to free a German panzer from the mud.
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