German photos of Dunkirk 1940

Discussion in '1940' started by CROONAERT, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Thought I'd share these images with you. They were given to me many years ago by my Gt.Uncle who souvenired them from a dead German in Normandy. A couple are commercial souvenir photos that were on sale to the troops , but many are the actual photos...

    Dave
     

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  2. Jakob Kjaersgaard

    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    Thanks for that Croonaert, great pictures!
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Cheers Dave top stuff.
     
  4. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Superb photos, Dave. Thanks for sharing those.
     
  5. BORIS

    BORIS Junior Member

    Very Cool pics! here are some from Redcar that i took during the filming of Atonment..it was amazing being on the set!
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    It was very impressive to see how much detail they put in!
    Boris
     
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  6. BORIS

    BORIS Junior Member

    .......The Dunkirk scene is only a small part of the film...but is going to be very impresive.....lasts about ten minutes and is shot in one scene!
     
  7. Lucy Stag

    Lucy Stag Senior Member

    I may be unable to resist seeing "Atonement" just for the Dunkirk scene.
     
  8. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    I'll wait till it comes out on DVD, then just forward it to the Dunkirk scene. Can't be bothered with the rest of it.
     
  9. Trincomalee

    Trincomalee Senior Member

    Those are really clear , interesting pictures . Doesn't it look eerie and peaceful .
    Have you sent copies to any of the archives or museums ?
    Linden
     
  10. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    It was very impressive to see how much detail they put in!
    Boris

    I agree, Boris.

    They seem to have even included the beached sailing vessel that appears on the 1940 photos!

    dave
     
  11. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Have you sent copies to any of the archives or museums ?
    Linden

    They're already in an archive, Linden ... ... mine!:p:D

    (seriously though, I can't think of a particular museum that would find them interesting enough (though the RTR Museum has a copy of a couple of them))

    Dave
     
  12. Al London

    Al London Member

    I saw Atonement last night. I'm a chick so I didn't mind watching the whole film ;-)

    Just wondering does anyone know, what museum or archives would have the biggest collection of Dunkirk photos?
     
  13. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    what museum or archives would have the biggest collection of Dunkirk photos?

    I don't think that there is any one simple answer to that question and it depends on precisely which aspect you're interested in.

    The British photographs of the campaign focus mainly on the phoney war and the advance into Belgium. then pick up again with the actual evacuation. Lots of pictures of troops arriving back in England. They are concentrated in the IWM archives with some press shots to see in the Hulton / Getty archives.

    The pictures of abandoned material were inevitably made by the Germans (often privately) but of the official Propoganda Company pictures many are in the Bundesarchiv which I believe does not make private access easy.

    There is a suggestion that the Russians confiscated much in Berlin but I'm not aware of any having surfaced.

    The Americans and the French got hold of some of the images at the end of the war so there are some in Washington and quite a lot in the French ECPA archives but they are also not nearly so accessible as the IWM
     
  14. stevew

    stevew Senior Member

    Excellent pictures Dave
     
  15. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor

    Excellent photos, thanks for sharing.
     
  16. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Hi, My Dad was at Dunkirk with 2nd Batt Grenadier Guards before he joined 56 Recce. Excellent photos, thanks for sharing.

    Cheers

    Paul
     
  17. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I agree, Boris.

    They seem to have even included the beached sailing vessel that appears on the 1940 photos!

    dave


    Cheers Dave for posting the pic's-very interesting.

    The beached sailing vessel is a 'Thames Barge'

    Cheers
     
  18. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    They're already in an archive, Linden ... ... mine!:p:D

    (seriously though, I can't think of a particular museum that would find them interesting enough (though the RTR Museum has a copy of a couple of them))

    Dave


    There is a museum in Dunkirk dedicated to Op Dynamo. I found it earlier this year when I was visiting the area. Unfortunately I was on a whirlwind day trip and never had enough time to visit. It does look quite good though from the brochure although there doesn't appear to be a link on the net.


    Cheers
     
  19. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Dave,

    Thanks for posting your great photos.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  20. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    There is a museum in Dunkirk dedicated to Op Dynamo. I found it earlier this year when I was visiting the area. Unfortunately I was on a whirlwind day trip and never had enough time to visit. It does look quite good though from the brochure although there doesn't appear to be a link on the net.


    Cheers

    Was this in the centre of Dunkirk? There was always talk of a museum, never heard of one opening. Pleased to think there is! Can you scan the brochure, please?
     

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