Discussion in '1940' started by morrisc8, Jan 23, 2018.
Have "walked" around it using Google maps. Well, the church does not look like the one in the image.
Yes that is what I thought.The image taken in 1940 does not agree with the many shown in research.The 1940 image structure does not appear to be damaged which would account for a change in profile if that was so.
The location looks good but the church was destroyed during the war and rebuilt: Google Translate
94% destruction explains a lot then. So, it could be the old Saint Vincent Church.
It's better to see once...
Have found old prewar images of the St. Vincent church. The new edifice is a very similar to the old one. Very good restoration!
And this rises the question once again, if it's the church we're looking for?
The transepts must rule it out.
Close up of the church area, that might help to ID the church.
Original photo from my collection. abandoned scammell pioneers
Original photo from my collection. abandoned scammell pioneer on the road to Dunkirk
Original photo from my collection.
Original photo from my collection. Anyone ID the area, could be a railway line in the background.
What is the truck bottom left ? French maybe.
The truck bottom right is an impressed civvy Bedford van of the 'butchers and bakers type vehicles ' which post Dunkirk Monty said he was glad to get rid of !
I think it is a French truck
Definitely in French service and I think that it is a Renault. The patch on the left mudguard would contain a geometric symbol indicating branch – too indistinct to tell which. The half-tilt and what looks like the base of a derrick are interesting – perhaps comes from the French equivalent of a LAD.
Could it be a Renault Type AGC truck?
Would finally vote for Renault Type ADK1.
They’ve almost formed a barrier.
Sad to see the Morris Quad in such a sorry state. From what he told the family, it’s what Grandad drove. His regiment was usually with 5th Division but they were transferred to 50th for most of the campaign and back “home” to the 5th afterwards. Be nice to think this was his vehicle, which he told my Dad he had disabled, but of course it is not.
I think it is from 3 Corps
Ah, thanks, I think he would have been under II Corps.
Photo taken at Cherbourg. Original photo from my collection.
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