Discussion in '1940' started by morrisc8, Jan 22, 2018.
Photos from my collection.
Keith, Just to say thanks for what you are posting. The photographs and the discussions arising from some of them bring alive the consequent desperate straits the British Army was in 1940--42 in terms of re-equipment and 1940's desperate scrabbling to create new units to line the cliff tops.
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Photo taken from my original neg .
A few more from my collection Dunkirk sunken tugs and ship. Last colour photo taken from my original slide.
A few more from my collection. 2nd photo prewar photo
Looks like they are trying to dig it out. On the beach near Ostend.
Original photo from my collection
Unpowered light ship so not involved in any evacuation effort and both sides agreed not to make them targets. Presumably driven ashore by some storm?
Dunkirk ambulance A24409 aos 104 [ 8 Motor Ambulance Convoy ] ambulance number A4 on side.
Photo from my collection.
Regarding to post #58 (page 3 of this thread). If my readings are correct, the German car bears plate number I-11799, that refered to 'Wehrkreis I Königsberg". The tactical sign (a triangle on wheels) means the car belonged to a "motorisierte Infanteriepanzerjägerkompanie" (motorized Infantry Antitank Coy).
A few more from my collection of the Docks and harbour.
Interesting to see the Austin K2 ambulance above (just under the lightship pics). I have seen it suggested that there were few if any Austin ambulances with the BEF, but many (and varied) Morris ones.
There were quite a few Austin K2s in the bef. Photos from my collection.
Ford Woody from mid-30s?
I think it is a Humber
One more from my photo collection. taken in 1943 but to show the dock area and S boat pen, last photo.
Original photos from my collection of the town of Dunkirk.
Barge Barbara Jean beached close to the Dunkirk môle and oil tanks on fire in background. Not a good photo but have not seen one taken from this angle before. Photo from my collection.
Blockships looking to Dunkirk . photo from epay.
Just back from my hols. Photo taken from my original neg.
If not known so far:
Deutsche Wochenschau Juni 1940. From 9:33 onwards it has ample material about Dunkirk
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