I’ve recently been handed an album of photographs, as well as a bundle of loose photos, that my grandfather apparently brought back from Europe after the end of WW2. It’s not clear who the album belonged to. What annotations do exist are in English and French, rather than German, but the assumption in the family has always been that the photos came from Germany. I’m posting the photos as they may be of interest to the folk who frequent WW2talk. Many are of towns in France and Belgium. The early pages are mainly just general views and seem to be pre-war or early war. Later the photos start to depict ruins and the results of bomb damage, in particular in Nivelles and Ostend. There are then some pages headed “1940-41” which show crashed aircraft, including a dead airman, German troops and various scenes of destruction, culminating in photos of Dunkirk. The loose photos are a mix of what appear to be German mountains and forests but also more photos that appear to be of Dunkirk. Some of these are numbered, which suggest they were purchased as a set rather than taken by the person who had them. Finally there are photos of what I think are Germany in 1936 (there are Olympic flags in a few as well as the Nazi banners). Here are the first few pages, which relate to Ghent (also labelled in the album as Gand) in Belgium.