Nearly 2,000 Dunkirk related pictures

Discussion in '1940' started by Drew5233, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

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    Start from page 33 and work backwards as page 1 appears to be the most modern.

    Anyway lots of great WW2 Dunkirk related pics I've never seen before and I've seen a few.

    This one caught my eye:

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    I believe this is the same building re-built after the war east of Malo-les-Bains. Rich its that same one you and Jan were looking for.

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  2. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    Great find Andy. Some very powerful images:

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    Tom.
     
  3. MrEd

    MrEd Observer

    I liek images like this as it kinda portrays normality in an otherwise crazy situation, i wonder what he was thinking as he stares off into the distance?

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    and images like this as they prtray the destruction etc
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  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Mr Ed,

    A visit today to Dunkirk shows quite a modern city which proves the amount of destructive that Dunkirk suffered at the nands of the German Artillery and Luftwaffe.

    Here's another good Indian BEF picture:
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    Pre War Dunkirk-This shot was taken from the 'Watch Tower' by the harbour, it's still there today.
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  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

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    Start from page 33 and work backwards as page 1 appears to be the most modern.

    Anyway lots of great WW2 Dunkirk related pics I've never seen before and I've seen a few.

    This one caught my eye:

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    I believe this is the same building re-built after the war east of Malo-les-Bains. Rich its that same one you and Jan were looking for.

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    Here the shot a used last year
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  6. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Andy,

    Great images on the Getty archive.

    I think that this one stands out to me as it is very well known and was perhaps the first picture I saw as a young boy of the Dunkirk evacuation.


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    Regards
    Tom
     
  7. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Here the shot a used last year
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    It's Rosendael Andy, Jan and I cycled there. I remember every cobble !

    Here's a view from slightly to the left ! It is remarkable how little damage there is to the tower. Presumably bomb damage rather than artillery.

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    The '34' on the Morris-Commercial with the white bar above indicates Corps troops and the senior machine gun battalion. I can't see a formation sign but if 2 corps then it would be 2nd Royal Northumberland Fusiliers who were attached to 4th Division. It is my understanding that they abandoned their vehicles further north so my guess is that this one was abandoned by 2nd Cheshires who were with 1st Division.
     
  8. rewdco

    rewdco Senior Member

    Hello Andy,

    As Rich just pointed out, we found this location:

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    Some more "then and now" pictures:

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    Here's a German tourist with a newly aquired BSA M20:

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    Same place, 70 years later, with an English tourist (with a backache... :)

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    The famous L'Adroit vessel:

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    The Jean Bart statue:

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    And the harbour:

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    Jan
     
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  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Jan,

    Great 'Then and Nows'. Thanks for sharing them matey.

    Andy
     

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