Pathe film 1939/40 BEF

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  1. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

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  2. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    A few more.


    This is a French film, has some info on the BEF France and Norway.
     
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  3. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    A few more
    The battle of Dunkirk: German footage, 1940 . At 10 mins in, the BEF at Dunkirk on the beach.


    Pathe Gazette Special - The War Latest Aka Dunkirk
     
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  4. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Any one add any more links.
     
  5. BrianM59

    BrianM59 Senior Member

    Great stuff
     
  6. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more link French and a german film in colour film.


     
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  7. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more Pathe film shows the beach area from the ships at sea.
     
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  8. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    One from the French archives; Lots of familiar things but maybe some new elements ?

     
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  9. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Sound only. BEF 1940
    Part 1

    Part 2
     
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  10. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Part 3 sound only bef 1940
     
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  11. Roy Martin

    Roy Martin Senior Member Patron

    Second BEF Home Again - what a load of cobblers. The Royal Navy keeps getting mentioned, but all but one of the ships shown are merchant ships, which saved almost all of the 139,812 British troops and many allies, in Plan Aerial.
     
  12. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

  13. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Some more




     
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  14. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The second film shows 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers at Gavrelle. It's on my list of places to ride to. I need a cameraman though :)


    Gavrelle.jpg
     
  15. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Rich...What was the identity of the bulk of the vehicles,flat backs as might be said shown passing through Gavrelle?.

    I say this as the same vehicle is shown being used by the RAF SIB in their hunt for the Gestapo responsible for the murder of the Stalag Luft 111 fifty.The photograph shows two RAF SIB officers in front of the same type of vehicle at Kiel.

    Unfortunately the registration is obscured by one of the officers sat on the mudguard.
     
  16. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Morris-Commercial CS8 15cwts, Harry. In typical early-war trim here with just the load bed tarpaulin.
     
  17. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Morris CS8 Ex BEF.
    photo from my collection
    Keith

    morris truck.jpg
     
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  18. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Quite recently captured that one, I think and carying the sign of 42nd (East Lancs) Division.
     
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  19. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    RAF SIB officers at Kiel 001 (2).jpg Thanks Rich and Morris for identifying the vehicle type...15 cwt loading, it must have been regarded a small utility vehicle.

    The vehicle type here is shown immediate postwar at Kiel.
     
  20. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    That one is a Ford WOT2, Harry. They appear quite often in RAF photos.
     

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