Images of POWs, 1940

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

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Ref the Rommel and Fortune at St. Valery ones don't buy them Bill. I'll let you have a bunch of digital copies for free. They are from Rommels collection held at NARA in the USA. Remind me when I complete your order ;)
     
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  2. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Cheers Drew. That would be great.
     
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  3. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Various French POWs
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  4. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    British POWs, Belgium.
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  5. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Some new acquisitions. First time I’ve seen photos of this - if I’m not mistaken this shows POWs at the end of their march from France being loaded onto barges in Holland for transport down the Rhine to the camps in Germany. Note the shoes on the chap in the third photo - I hope he didn’t do the whole march in them although it is entirely likely.

    My great granddad described his trip down the Rhine as follows: “...travelled in trucks to the docks and put into barges to sail up the Rhine for Bavaria ...in a very weak and sad condition after all the tramping and marching we had come through with very little to put in our stomach as we had no meals of (sic) the Jerries one month on the march. Out of that month the four days on the barge was hell, nothing to eat nor water to drink but plenty of lice. The worst crave of all was a smoke, it was worse than Hell, machine guns pointing at you if you moved...”

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  6. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    POWs in a holding cage. I was told they were British but from what I can see of the uniforms I would hazard a guess that they are more likely to be French.

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  7. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Column of BEF men being marched off into captivity.

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  8. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    More BEF.

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  9. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    French Moroccan POW.

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  10. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    French POWs outside a fort.

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  11. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    BEF POWs at a collecting point.

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  12. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    There appears to be one man wearing a British Brodie helmet
     
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  13. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    BEF POWs at a collecting point.

    Just on the right, next to the bloke standing? I did wonder. I have a few pictures where the French Adrian helmet can look like a British helmet if it’s sitting at a certain angle but I’m inclined to agree with you on this one.
     
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  14. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    I think he may also be wearing British webbing
     
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  15. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    As close as I could zoom in
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  16. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    What do you make of this chap? I posted the full picture on p17 of this thread. Helmet looks British at this angle but uniform looks French.

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  17. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    German medics with wounded French POWs.

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  18. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Not the man I meant - look at the guy sitting next to the man in a beret
     
  19. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    This guy?

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  20. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    This also looks like British battle dress.
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