Dunkirk 1940. Inland. France & Belgium. Photos, some never seen before

Discussion in '1940' started by morrisc8, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The houses certainly look more like Normandy than anywhere that I can think of further north.
     
  2. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    A few more from my collection.
    Keith
    british morris PU BEF.jpg BEF on side of road 1940.jpg bedford aos 25 bef  5.6.40.jpg
     
  3. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    It might be possible to identify the location of photograph 1 which shows the rail line adjacent to the road....maybe connected with a local industrial concern.
     
  4. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Just back from my hols, Junk yard with Bedfords and Humber staff cars. original photo from my collection.
    Keith
    bedford and humber cars bef 1940.jpg
     
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  5. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

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  6. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Original photo from my collection.
    Keith
    bef trucks by road.jpg
     
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  7. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    A few more photos from my collection.
    Keith
    bedford mw french pows.jpg bedford mw 1940.jpg
     
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  8. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    A few more photos from my collection.
    Keith
    german photo 11 1940 burnt out vehicles near macon france (2018_02_28 08_55_33 UTC).jpg bedford mwd burnt out (2018_01_13 18_51_57 UTC).jpg burnt out bedford.jpg morris cdsw burnt out.jpg
     
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  9. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    More photos from my collection. French pow and a rare photo of a captured french navy unit in ex bef trucks.
    Keith
    french pows 1940.jpg french pows unit.jpg french pows.jpg bedford french.jpg
     
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  10. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    More photos from my collection. .
    Keith
    british french pow.jpg french kia 1940.jpg pow brit and french.jpg
     
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  11. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    More photos from my collection. .
    Keith
    BEF 1940 Captured Bedford next to French Somua S-35.jpg ww2 british and french trucks 1940 (2019_03_18 14_52_08 UTC).jpg bedfords and french trucks.jpg
     
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  12. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    kia british french ww2.jpg kia 1940 by roadside (2) (2018_01_13 18_51_57 UTC).jpg British French kia ww2 (2018_01_13 18_51_57 UTC).jpg british german kia ww1 ww2.jpg 5 kia bef 1940 photo (2) (2018_01_13 18_51_57 UTC).jpg More photos from my collection. RIP
    Keith
     
  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Has the CWGC cemetery one get identified?
     
  14. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I think the cemetery is the one at La Chapelette ? [ Peronne ] British and Indian but there are a few Australian graves in there as well.
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  15. Nido

    Nido Member

    The text says:
    Westfront.
    Deutsche Soldatengräber
    in einem Heldenfriedhof
    aus dem Weltkrieg 1914-18
    am 5 Juni 1940 in
    Peronne

    So, yes, the place name is Peronne.
     
  16. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Western front. German soldiers' graves in a hero cemetery from the world war 1914-18 on June 5, 1940 in peronne
     
  17. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    More photos from my collection. .
    Keith
    french track veh 1940.jpg french tanks and british truck and field gun.jpg french town german ww2 photo (2018_01_13 18_51_57 UTC).jpg
     
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  18. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    More photos from my collection. .
    Keith
    burnt out trucks 1940 (2018_01_13 18_51_57 UTC).jpg morris burnt out 1940 (2019_01_08 13_19_49 UTC).jpg burnt out biks 1940 BEF.jpg dunkirk area bef burnt out trucks (2018_01_13 18_51_57 UTC).jpg bedford burnt out.jpg
     
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  19. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    Thanks for posting , that last pic with Jesus on the cross rising out of the smoke is particularly atmospheric and is that a priest with the soldiers ?
    Would be deemed over the top cinematography in a film !
    Craig
     
  20. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Yes that is a priest with the soldiers and it is one of my best original 1940 photos i have. Morris and Bedford trucks burnt out.
     

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