Discussion in '1940' started by morrisc8, Jan 23, 2018.
Two more original photos from my collection.
Everyone a gem Keith.
Second pic has a good view of a 6x4 recovery truck with civvy type crane .
These photos were taken as the germans were near Dunkirk. anyone ID the areas the photos were taken. Original photos from my collection.
Viewing these photos and films bring the comments in letters and stories that I have read into reality.
When the Africa Corps surrendered at Cap Bon Tunisia the Allied Armies were lined up as if on parade to watch.
Those (particularly the 1st Infantry Division who defended the Dunkirk beaches to the last) were filled with emotion to see the Germans and their equipment trapped along the coast.
For sometime after this they took pleasure in the use of Axis vehicles for personal transport.
Here is a photo of two officers in the 67th Field Regiment returning in a commandeered car.
Capt. Gerry Ruston (driving) was captured at Banana Ridge but was released at Tunis when the ship that was taking him with others to Italy was blockaded and the Italian Guards evaporated.
He returned with three sergeants, to the Regiment in a large white convertible with red leather seats. (Obviously not this one in the picture).
A few more from my collection.
Photo taken from my original negative, i have 5 negs of this captured Morris cs8. Z3913152
A few more from my collection.
Great photos Keith, a scrapmans paradise.
I missed this post from 1st December. The houses look Belgian and behind the damaged Norton WD16H and two BSAs is a Belgian sidecar (an FN perhaps). Would there be any chance of a high res. scan of the motorcycle area so that I can have a squint at the fuel tank marking. Other than that the Norton is pre-war production with combined air / brake lever clamp, I can't pin down exact year or contract.
Close up of the bike area.
The small white block (is it a Corps bar ?) also appears on the front number plate. The sloppily routed throttle cable stops me getting a decent look at the number. It's too small I think to be a proper arm of service serial. A mystery until we find another one similar.
A few more from my collection. Last colour photo taken from slide in my collection.
Could that be a Belgian roundel?
A few more from from my original colour slides in my collection.
One more original photo from my collection. Anyone ID the house area, there is info on the back of the photo, but my german is not good. aos on Bedford L4113679. 134 = 6 Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers
Well, some words are easy to be discerned, but not all, of course. The text under the place name (underlined) looks like:
Die Reste der Britischen
[R.....] [...] der Stadt
That is "The remnant of the British ..... on (or at/by) ... of the town.
[????????] could be "Kolonnen", but why double "ll"? Well, don't know...
As to the place, once again, I can not say for sure. If the first two letters are "Le", the third - "H", the forth - "a", it could give Le Havre. Pure presumption... Were the mentioned units in Le Havre?
I think you are correct Nido as 6 RSF was attached to 51st Highland Division and was part of Arkforce under Brigadier Stanley-Clarke which was detached and sent to Le Harve to hold the port so the rest of the 51st Division (and any other British units) could be evacuated. However the Germans advanced too quickly for the plan to work and most of 51st Division was trapped in St Valery en Caux on 11 - 12 June 1940. Arkforce was itself sucessfully evacuated back to the UK a day or so later.
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