Images of POWs, 1940

Discussion in '1940' started by dbf, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    More BEF.

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  2. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Last one for today. Uniforms look British to me but I’m no expert. I was outbid in another one from the same series of what looked like a medic and you could see the webbing more clearly.
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  3. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    French or possibly Belgian POWs. Location Flanders 85205D02-0796-4074-8A12-FD586673CED3.jpeg
     
  4. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    BEF prisoners. Location unknown.
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  5. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Men from the 51st Highland Division. Location St Valery. Taken presumably on or not long after the 12th June 1940.
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  6. Incredibledisc

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  7. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Taken by WH A.R 269 prisoners in Troyes Aube France 1940

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  8. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    Scottish POWs
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  9. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    The photo is somewhat damaged but you can clearly see these surrendering French troops being ushered to the rear during a battle in the Moselle area.
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  10. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more from my collection. Two in the front are from the RAF.
    Keith
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  11. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    It would be interesting if the two RAF officers could be identified from the scant background shown...not much information to go on.

    The Wehrmacht solder engaged in an informal review of British POWs was the order of the day in those halcyon days of a German victory....tables would be turned more dramatically as the Third Reich lost its grip as the war progressed.
     
  12. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    51st Highland Division at St Valery. Rough translation of the caption - “English prisoners (Scots in their skirts)”
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  13. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Is it definitely St. Valery and not Cameron Highlanders at La Bassée ? A straight road with young poplars in a 1940 photo often indicates an area fought over during the Great War.
     
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  14. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    I’m just going by what information the seller provided in their eBay description Rich. I’m aware that the Camerons are well known for charging the Germans at La Bassée in their kilts but I’ve also seen photos from St Valery showing officers wearing their kilts. It may be that the photo was taken a bit more inland after capture? Hopefully someone else can chip in to help nail down the location.
     
  15. JERICHO

    JERICHO Junior Member

    same people
     

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  16. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    French POWs
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  17. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    German press photo. Anyone care to translate?
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  18. Nido

    Nido Active Member

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  19. Nido

    Nido Active Member

    Since the vicious Germans had been so inconsiderate that they noticed the first To-Berling-Marching just at the front[line], they [the Germans] were so dishonest that they broke easily into a safe bunker [pillbox], overcome every resistance and took by surprise 16 men. These men are going to Berlin via the shortest way now, but as POW.

    When reprinting, name Pisconelli-Pk-Weltbild [for reference].
     
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  20. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member


    That’s more or less what I got from Google translate - what stumped me was the very uncomplimentary portrayal of the Germans in what I took to be a German propaganda photo! Were they being sarcastic?
     
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