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Retreat to Dunkirk

 

 

The remnants of the British Expeditionary Force are retreating across northern Europe towards Dunkirk on the coast. Units bringing up the rear are manning checkpoints and directing soldiers and civilians of all nations on their way. Lining the road is the detritus of war, discarded belongings and other paraphanalia.At all  times under attack from German ground and air forces.

 

Dunkirk

 

Dunkirk

 

On Sunday March 27th the Chiltern Open Air Museum held a fine re-enactement event entitled "From Dunkirk to Eagles Nest", vignettes of the War in Europe from 1940 to 1945.

Retreat to Dunkirk

 

 

The remnants of the British Expeditionary Force are retreating across northern Europe towards Dunkirk on the coast. Units bringing up the rear are manning checkpoints and directing soldiers and civilians of all nations on their way. Lining the road is the detritus of war, discarded belongings and other paraphanalia.At all  times under attack from German ground and air forces.

 

Dunkirk

 

Dunkirk

 

On Sunday March 27th the Chiltern Open Air Museum held a fine re-enactement event entitled "From Dunkirk to Eagles Nest", vignettes of the War in Europe from 1940 to 1945.

comments (3)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Apr 2011, 06:26
Very atmospheric Les: watch out for those Stukas!
Les Auld: Strangely enough they were dropping orange smoke bombs on the day, hence the mono conversion. Thanks for the comment.
Good set of shots Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, they seemed to fit together well.
The bottom picture has a very Dad's Army look to it smile
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, appreciate the comment.

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