Images of POWs, 1940

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

  1. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    I’ve posted the pic on my Twitter account to see if anyone else can weigh in with info. There must be a reasonably detailed account of his capture somewhere that might mention being transported by motorbike.
     
  2. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    BEF POWs, Ypres 1940.
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  3. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    France 1940
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    Panzerregiment 4, France
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  4. Nido

    Nido Active Member

    Would like to make a small addition as to the unclear word from post #434.
    It could be a geographic location, and it could be an island. For instance, "auf Kreta" means "on/in Crete", "auf Sardinien" means "on/in Sardinia" etc.
    So, undoubtedly, the second letter of the word is "r", the third - "a", the forth - "c". It might be an island. It's coverd with stone pine trees (Pinus pinea).
    I dare say, it should be "Brac"! Now the island of Brac in Croatia (the German spelling is die Insel Brac, Kroatien).

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  5. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    British and French POW, France 1940
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    Ypres 1940
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    ltdan Nietenzähler

  7. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    France 1940
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  8. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    “Belgium. The first Tommies.”
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  9. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Photo off epay pows Dunkirk
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  10. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    BEF prisoners, France 1940. Sarcastic comment on the rear of the photo - “The Tommies on the march to Berlin.”
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  11. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    “Captured English” France 1940.

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  12. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    just a whimsical thought..... with how modern Ai and facial recognition is improving by the day.... if we had known faces from family or historical images.... would that kind of tech be able to recognise people and therefor put context to tricky to place photos?
     
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  13. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more that came in the post. British pows. The L/Cpl has paint on his tin hat ?
    Keith
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  14. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    The 1939 instruction relating to the hessian helmet covers (as they were problematical for gas decontamination) stated that it was only to be done when paint was available to overpaint unit markings. This could well be an overpainted helmet.

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  15. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    best guess is that the LCpl is perhaps a medic and the second satchel (alongside his respirator) is a first aid kit?
     
  16. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I'd say its just his small pack
     
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  17. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    It's a little odd. Officers were allowed to retain their webbing and equipment but O/Rs were normally stripped of it. The chap in the middle looks like an officer from his webbing..the other has what might be an 'SB' armband.

    The lance corporal looks to have a 'mounted pattern' greatcoat...some of the corps such as RA and Signals used them as well as the cavalry regiments...The right hand man has a single breasted coat with no rifle patches.
     
  18. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    The lad in the middle has cartridge carriers so I think is an OR, I'd say they have just been captured and so only quickly disarmed and still to be properly checked over
     
  19. Nido

    Nido Active Member

    Have come across this video: Filmarchiv | Agentur Karl Höffkes
    Lots of scenes with POWs. Perhaps, the video would tile in place in this thread, for the main part depicts events of 1940.
    Though, from 10:26:08 it refers to Poland and 1941.
     
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  20. billminer

    billminer Member

    Best live footage I have seen in for some time. Keep them coming.
     

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