GHQ at La (de) Panne May 1940

Discussion in '1940' started by jerrymurland, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. jerrymurland

    jerrymurland Junior Member

    Does anyone know the exact whereabouts of Gort's final GHQ at La Panne? all I know it was located in a beach villa at La Panne - it would be gook to locate which villa if indeed it still exists
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 Members Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Yes, but it was more of a block of flats when I was there. There's a plaque and bench on the other side of the road opposite it.

    Remind me later when I'm not at work Jerry and I'll dig out the details for you.
     
  3. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

  4. jerrymurland

    jerrymurland Junior Member

    Thanks guys
     
  5. jerrymurland

    jerrymurland Junior Member

    Does anyone have a photo of the previous building- before the modern flats- that I can use in a forthcoming book please.
     
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Did you click link in Rich's post to the thread on the forum ? I posted a photo from the battleground europe book on dunkirk that shows the old building.
     
  7. jerrymurland

    jerrymurland Junior Member

    Yes saw that, thanks, I'm after a good photo of that building now
     
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    As you've writen a book in that series can they help you out with a copy of the photo?
     
  9. jerrymurland

    jerrymurland Junior Member

    Possibly but I prefer to source my own ideally I need an old image taken around 1940
     
  10. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Jan 'Rewdco' has contacts in De Panne. I'm sure that he'll be able to come up with something. It's complicated as the building had a lot of different uses over the years and could be listed under two languages. It had little architectural merit either. Normally I'd expect to find old post cards for sale showing the town hall.
     
  11. jerrymurland

    jerrymurland Junior Member

    Rich, how do I get in touch?
     
  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    With rewdco ? Via his profile in blue. :)
     

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