Discussion in '1940' started by soren1941, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

    This is based on a photo from the German archives, two British Dead, May 1940.

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    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    How Cheerful!:D

    Seriously though, I suppose that's taken from one of the more "tasteful" German corpse shots of the campaign. Some of the "souvenir" shots are (how can I put it?)...quite "graphic" to say the least!

    nice drawing though.

  3. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

    What's so moving for me is that they are Brits, I can hardly bring myself to look at the them but felt compelled to draw it, they look in the photo to have fallen where they stood, either in combat or executed, and then to see their stuff rifled through....
  4. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    The Germans often took photographs of their enemy dead,some gruesome.The 1940 victorious campaign was the first opportunity for the Nazis to emphaise the supremacy of their ideology over the those who had imposed Versailles on them.

    Many were of atrocities against civilians on the Eastern Front and occupied territories which later were to implicate their individual units in criminal acts.
  5. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

    I have always thought that this photo looked like an execution

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