6th Airborne Division - Prisoners of War

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  1. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    I've often wondered who the heck those guys were and where they were when captured. The Germans, of course, did not miss the opportunity to shoot a little propaganda footage.

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  2. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    Ho,

    A few contrasty stills from the German D-Day newsreel showing the same wounded man with others as they descend a hill path. Well known to most who have seen the footage previously. Would this be the aftermath of the Douville firefight? Quite a few men taken prisoner here.

    German Newsreel-POWs-1.png German Newsreel-POWs-2.png German Newsreel-POWs-3.png German Newsreel-POWs-4.png German Newsreel-POWs-5.png German Newsreel-POWs-6.png German Newsreel-POWs-7.png

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  3. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    A few more ...

    Nothing much new, but a few more which include the same wounded man who, for some reason, appears in many of the photos documenting this incident.

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  4. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    A bit off topic ...

    Couldn't help but notice that these two photos are attributed to Siedel. Chalk 221, as we know, was located at Vimont.

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  5. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    Siedel

    Did a search for Siedel on the Bundesarchive for 44-45 and got 4 pages of hits. He appears to have moved around a lot. Noticed a couple of pics of British POWs in a truck. Some look like Paras, possibly 12 Para. Couldn't get them in a bigger size, but they are probably already well known.

    POWs in Lorry-1.jpg POWs in Lorry-2.jpg POWs in Lorry-3.jpg

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  6. Ben14

    Ben14 Active Member

    Hi,

    another photo taken in Banneville la campagne with two British paratroopers POW
     

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  7. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    Yo,

    Same chap as above and possibly another by Siedel (previously posted by Ludo here). Taken from Carl Shilleto's Merville Battery book.

    Merville Battery Book - Carl Shilleto.jpg

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  8. brithm

    brithm Senior Member


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    France, park of Château Canteloup.- Panzer VI "Tiger II" (King Tiger) with Porsche turret of the heavy Panzer Division 503 (1./s.Pz.Abt.503) standing under trees, French prisoners of war transporting food; KBZ Upper West

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  9. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    Interesting,

    Between your photo and Ben's those guys are up and down passing the same tank - No.114. French POWs?

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  10. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    How many POWS ...?

    The POWS are being marched along a narrow descending road rather than a path as I first thought. I count 12, though there could be another beyond the twelfth.

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  11. Ludo68000

    Ludo68000 6th Airborne D-Day

    Hi CEE, Hi Britm, Hi Ben, Hi all,

    this could be at Gonneville Sur Mer. there were caves in that area where POWs were initially held, before being tansferred to Pont L'Evêque.
    unofotunately the landscape has changes in that area.when the A13 motorway was built in the late seveneties, a lot of ground material was ewcavated and taken to the road woks.
    there are different accounts from 6th Airborne British and Canadian POWs describing the cave.
     
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  12. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    Hi,

    I can't pretend to know the area that well. Here's a Google Maps capture showing Gonneville-sur-Mer in relation to other nearby locations.

    Gonneville-sur-Mer - Google Maps.png

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  13. Ludo68000

    Ludo68000 6th Airborne D-Day

    the cave was near Route de Dozulé at Gonneville Sur Mer
     

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  14. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    Yo,

    Probably not new to those following the thread but relevant to subject at hand: The CSM A.E. Lord "Record of Evidence" concerning a shooting incident occurring on June 9th, 1944. Lord mentions the cave brought up by Ludo.

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  15. Ludo68000

    Ludo68000 6th Airborne D-Day

    the incident described by CSM LORD occured on 7th June 1944 at Douville En Auge at a location less than a mile from the cave.
     
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  16. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    There seems to be confusion on dates, locations, numbers, and identities. There's a hint of wings on the breast of the small guy numbered 7, so possibly Canadian - not sure.

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  17. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    Hi,

    Footage of the POWs being marched down the road is viewable at the beginning of this video:



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  18. Ben14

    Ben14 Active Member

    Hi

    the Cave is still there

    regards

    Ben
     

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