Dunkirk 1940. Inland. France & Belgium. Photos, some never seen before

Discussion in '1940' started by morrisc8, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Nido

    Nido Active Member

    The text appears to say:

    Engl. Kolonne von
    Deutschen Art. Feuer
    überrascht
    vor Dünkirchen.

    [The] English convoy
    caught/overwhelmed by
    the German artillery fire
    at Dunkirk.

    bef back aos 49 photo version.jpg
     
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  2. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Morris from 3 AA Brigade. 1 LAA Battery RA.
    Photo from my collection.
    Keith
    morris aos37kb.jpg
     
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  3. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    BEF pows walking past a German First Aid post. British Lt with his arm in a sling. Photo from my collection.
    Keith
    bef pows 1940. first aid post. German.jpg
     
  4. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Close up of the First Aid box
    german first aid box bef 1940.jpg
     
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  5. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I put a bit of colour in the photo.
    Keith
    1940 BEF officer having first aid to his arm colour kb.jpg
     
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  6. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    Not a photo but..... Surprised to see this new release in Gibson's Jigsaw Catalogue , a plane pic but not a bad effort on the truck front ( being very picky the K3's are a bit indistinct) and the armour ?
    Craig
    ''the Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo and the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, in the north of France between 26 May and 4 June 1940. This scene shows the 19th of May 1940, a day of hectic aerial fighting as the greatly outnumbered fighters of the R.A.F. battled to keep the Luftwaffe away from the retreating British Army. By the close of the day, courageous Hurricane pilots had claimed close to 100 enemy aircraft. In this puzzle, Nicolas Trudgian’s brilliantly evocative portrayal of war-torn French countryside in early summer 1940, Flying Officer Max Aitken, flying his Hurricane of 601 Squadron, attacks Ju87 Stukas of StG2 as they attempt to strafe and bomb a British Army column retreating from the Panzer spearheads near Arras.''
    road-to-dunkirk-1000-pieces-130215-p.jpg
     
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  7. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    That's not 'Vehicles per mile", that's 'Vehicles per meter' !
     
  8. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    With hindsight should have given it its own topic, for Chritmas present lists :D
    Craig
     
  9. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Burnt out Bedford aos 43. 3 Corps Petrol Park RASC, has name on front bumper .
    Photo from my collection. Added some colour.
    Keith
    BEF burnt out bedford with petrol cans aos 43 colour 1.jpg BEF burnt out bedford with petrol cans.jpg
     
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  10. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    BEF trucks left on the side of the road.
    Photo from my collection.
    Keith
    upload_2021-5-28_20-25-8.jpeg bef trucks by road colour kb.jpg
     
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  11. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Bedfords drive past the ruins of a town.
    Photo from my collection.
    Keith
    bedfords in town in colour kb.jpg bedfords in town KB.jpg
     
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  12. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Morris PU of 58 Medium Regt RA with aos 28. with info on the back.
    Photo from my collection.
    Keith.
    BEF Morris pu 1940 28.jpg BEF Morris pu aos 28 back of photo..jpg
     
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  13. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Morris PU left on the side of the road 1940.
    Photo from my collection.
    Keith
    BEF Morris pu 1940 Radio truck colour kb.jpg BEF Morris pu 1940 Radio truck. close up kb.jpg
     
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  14. Nido

    Nido Active Member

    The text reads:
    Straße nach ?????
    Eglise
    Wulverghem.

    That is:
    (The) street to ?????
    Eglise (church)
    Wurlverghem.

    So, it must be Belgium.
     
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  15. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Is that a 25mm Hotchkiss too?
     
  16. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    Neat little trucks them Morris PU 8 cwt's , ideal for summer top down runs .
    Would just fit in my garage as well :D
    Craig
     
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  17. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I think it is a 25mm Hotchkiss
     
  18. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more from my collection. Roadblock made from French trailers, they are Voiturette d'infanterie Mle 37 trailers.
    ww2 1940 army carts kb.jpg ww2 1940 army carts colour kb.jpg
     
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  19. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more PU left and a Commer van with aos 15?
    Photo from my collection.
    Keith
    BEF  Morris PU kb.jpg
     
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  20. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Captured crane 1940 Ardennes with Germans looking at it. Arras on the back. Looks like a old truck.
    Photos from my collection.
    Keith
    captured crain 1940.jpg captured crain 1940 photo 2.jpg captured crain 1940 photo 3.jpg captured crain 1940. Arras.jpg captured crain 1940. Arras. close up.jpg
     
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