Dunkirk 1940 photos some never before seen.

Discussion in '1940' started by morrisc8, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Photos from my collection.
    Keith
    dunkirk beach tug bus.jpg dunkirk beach bef 1940.jpg
     
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  2. Osborne2

    Osborne2 Well-Known Member

    Keith, Just to say thanks for what you are posting. The photographs and the discussions arising from some of them bring alive the consequent desperate straits the British Army was in 1940--42 in terms of re-equipment and 1940's desperate scrabbling to create new units to line the cliff tops.

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  3. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Photo taken from my original neg .
    Keith carrier dunkirk 1940.jpg
     
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  4. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    A few more from my collection Dunkirk sunken tugs and ship. Last colour photo taken from my original slide.
    Keith
    dunkirk tugs 3.jpg dunkirk tugs 1.jpg dunkirk tugs 2.jpg dunkirk tugs area 2.jpg dunkirk docks ship.jpg dunkirk tugs sunk (2019_01_15 16_17_59 UTC).jpg dunkirk tugs 1940.jpg dunkirk sunk boats colour 35mm slide 1  (2018_01_13 18_51_57 UTC).jpg
     
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  5. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    A few more from my collection. 2nd photo prewar photo
    Keith
    ship sunk dunkirk CE.jpg dunkirk c eagle.jpg sunk ship 1940 dunkirk.jpg
     
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  6. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Looks like they are trying to dig it out. On the beach near Ostend.
    Original photo from my collection
    Keith
    ww2 lightship 1940 close up.jpg ww2 lightship 1940.jpg
     
  7. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Unpowered light ship so not involved in any evacuation effort and both sides agreed not to make them targets. Presumably driven ashore by some storm?
     
  8. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Dunkirk ambulance A24409 aos 104 [ 8 Motor Ambulance Convoy ] ambulance number A4 on side.
    Photo from my collection.
    Keith
    dunkirk amblance A24409 aos 104 A4.jpg
     
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  9. Nido

    Nido Member

    Regarding to post #58 (page 3 of this thread). If my readings are correct, the German car bears plate number I-11799, that refered to 'Wehrkreis I Königsberg". The tactical sign (a triangle on wheels) means the car belonged to a "motorisierte Infanteriepanzerjägerkompanie" (motorized Infantry Antitank Coy).
    dunkirk bandstand De Panne . ..jpg
    dunkirk bandstand De Panne . . I-11799.jpg
     
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  10. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    A few more from my collection of the Docks and harbour.
    Keith
    dunkirk docks.jpg dunkirk docks sunk ships habour (2019_01_01 17_31_58 UTC).jpg dunkirk docks sunk ships (2019_01_01 17_31_58 UTC).jpg BEF 1940 bedford humber and ship in docks.jpg
     
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  11. chrisgrove

    chrisgrove Senior Member

    Interesting to see the Austin K2 ambulance above (just under the lightship pics). I have seen it suggested that there were few if any Austin ambulances with the BEF, but many (and varied) Morris ones.
    Chris
     
  12. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    There were quite a few Austin K2s in the bef. Photos from my collection.
    Keith
    amb 1940 (2019_01_15 16_17_59 UTC).jpg dunkirk amb.jpg british amb in german use (2018_01_13 18_51_57 UTC).jpg
     
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  13. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Ford Woody from mid-30s?

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  14. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    I think it is a Humber
    bef humber 1940.jpg dunkirk aa humber (2019_01_15 16_17_59 UTC).jpg humber car red cross german army wh car (2) (2018_01_13 18_51_57 UTC).jpg
     
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  15. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more from my photo collection. taken in 1943 but to show the dock area and S boat pen, last photo.
    Keith
    Air recon Dunkirk 1943 C B are Eboat pens.jpg Dunkirk  docks.jpg dunkirk docks e boat pen.jpg
     
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