Images of POWs, 1940

Discussion in '1940' started by dbf, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Wounded British POWs
    54E91642-2A61-4605-ABCC-BF7471A4D10A.jpeg
     
  2. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    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.”

    3AF12FF9-C996-4241-A469-5142A9925BD9.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2019
    ozzy16 and Tricky Dicky like this.
  3. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    French colonial soldier
    65C9CBAB-BA63-4603-8B43-C1ECACF7A300.jpeg
     
  4. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    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.
    CD190E2D-904C-40F7-98C2-D24CE0609A8A.jpeg 8DF32484-7AC6-4011-9FE0-E1799A92A58F.jpeg
     
  5. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Anyone know what unit this could be. Original, photo, Wehrmacht, prisoners English soldiers in Nieuwpoort, Belgium .
    original photo from my collection.
    british pow bef horse unit.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2019
  6. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    65D5A7B3-0C37-43B5-BE1D-A5E5FF0D62B4.jpeg 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.”
     
  7. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    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.

    B1FC67B8-32A2-42D0-9C24-53D4998BC37B.jpeg
     
    Drew5233, JERICHO, Harry Ree and 3 others like this.
  8. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Hasn't this group been shown before from a different angle?

    Looks like a conversation between the two through the medium of an interpreter.
     
    Drew5233 and Incredibledisc like this.
  9. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    I think a number of photos exist of this event - saw a few more after doing some searching online.

    Such as this one...

    EAE26E60-7D1B-403C-B7D9-E678C8341B32.jpeg
     
  10. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    And this one...

    9B1516A3-2A27-4A1B-83FE-73F216A8B88F.jpeg
     
    JERICHO and Harry Ree like this.
  11. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    French troops - presumably only just surrendered due to them carrying a white flag. F69B2AAA-8D0E-4035-AE5D-D90FAE8A1C92.jpeg
     
  12. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    BEF, France 1940 326BB5BF-E869-4851-8A26-AEBC200ADEA4.jpeg
     
  13. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    British and French Prisoners - looks like a Panzer III in the background. 1CC7B83B-E69A-442B-8546-BC75A251EE01.jpeg
     
  14. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    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? 4188379C-D0B6-4386-9628-BFD07F5F189C.jpeg
     
    Drew5233 likes this.
  15. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    BEF prisoners. Photo taken in Lille by a soldier from Artillery Regiment 13.

    437C1FCF-B58C-4D80-AE89-8C428135D4A4.jpeg
     
    Drew5233 and morrisc8 like this.
  16. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    French POWs. Taken near Nancy.



    011B65B6-F34A-4090-94FF-362C30DBC285.jpeg
     
  17. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    British POWs helping to free a German panzer from the mud.

    E32B1725-3777-4DF1-8ED0-89482628E62E.jpeg
     
    Drew5233 and morrisc8 like this.
  18. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    The Taken from some sort of German propaganda magazine. Don’t have the full magazine just these pages.
    903158DD-38B0-4879-83A5-6D04E17813EE.jpeg 13EAB082-EC73-4BDC-932E-C4AE1E5105B8.jpeg
     
    Drew5233 and morrisc8 like this.
  19. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Wonder if its the Signal Magazine. I've often thought if there are plenty May, June, July 1940 etc editions available to buy.
     
    Incredibledisc likes this.
  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Possibly a WO III ie a Platoon Sergeant Major.
     
    Incredibledisc likes this.

Share This Page