Images of POWs, 1940

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

  1. Nido

    Nido Member

    Yep, you are right! Looks like the author of this brief leaflet gathered some epithets, that had been used in anti-German pamphlets, and attempted to return these words back, by way of an accentuated sarcastic retort.
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  2. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Thanks for clarifying that. I got the sense of it but verbal humour of this type clearly doesn’t travel well! :D
  3. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    In a similar vein to the press photo above...
    “English prisoners on the way to Berlin” taken in France May-June 1940.
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  4. Nido

    Nido Member

    The caption looks like "Englische Gefangene auf dem Wege nach Berlin" (English POW on the way to Berlin).
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  5. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    British POWs. Taken in Albert, France.
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  6. Nido

    Nido Member

    Interesting how the word "Tommy" is written - Tommi. Actually, the correct spelling in German is the same, as in English. But the caption writer put it down just in this way.
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  7. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know which BEF units were fighting in the vicinity of Albert at the time? Drew5233 maybe?

    JERICHO Junior Member

    12th Division: 7th Royal West Kent at Peronne and Albert, 6th Royal West Kent and 5th Buffs in Doullens, 7th Royal Sussex in south of Amiens, 2/5/6/7th Queen's Regiment at Abbeville
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  9. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Many thanks - I had a question about the photo on my Facebook page and can now supply an answer.
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  10. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    no information but relevant to the title.
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  11. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The title is "A Durham Light Infantryman with his Prisoners" :)
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