19 Haunting Photographs Capture the Devastation After the Dunkirk Evacuation in 1940
August 11, 2017
The pictures were taken not long after the Allied troops were rescued from the beaches of France and Belgium by an armada of boats in 1940. Haunting photographs taken behind enemy lines that capture the trail of devastation left in the wake of the Dunkirk evacuation have been unearthed after 77 years.
The poignant pictures were taken not long after 330,000 Allied troops had been rescued from the beaches of France and Belgium by an armada of boats between May and June 1940.
The epic operation is about to be the subject of the new Hollywood blockbuster movie 'Dunkirk' which stars Tom Hardy and Harry Styles and is due for release on July 21.
A couple stand next to wrecked trucks in Ostend surveying the scene
Shipwreck on the beach
A shipwreck on the beach in La Panne with boats lying destroyed after 330,000 Allied troops had been rescued from the beaches
Damaged shops in the Belgium town of La Panne after the rescue that took place between May and June 1940
Houses lie in complete rubble in Ostend after the evacuation which is about to be the subject of the new Hollywood blockbuster movie Dunkirk
Damaged seafronts in La Panne
A shipwreck on the beach in La Panne
Destroyed buildings in La Panne
Shipwreck on the beach in La Panne, Belgium
Locals inspect damage to a house in Ostend, which lies in complete ruin
German soldiers surveying the wreckage of destroyed ships lying in the surf
The poignant pictures were taken not long after 330,000 Allied troops had been rescued from the beaches by an armada of little ships having been defeated by the Germans
The Belgium city of Ostend looking very different before it was damaged
A soldier walking past the axle and wheels of a large military vehicle destroyed by the German guns
Men survey the chaos after the Dunkirk evacuation which took place in June 1940 and came about as a result of the German Blitzkreig in the Second World War
Not far from Dunkirk the city of Ostend received significant building damage
These striking images have now been consigned for sale in Dorchester, Dorset, by a private collector of militaria
Officers stand in front of a fleet of burnt-out British army trucks which would have been used to off-load the thousands of the retreating troops days before
Mystery surrounds who took the photos, but it is likely that they were captured by a German soldier
North Hutchinson. Wifey volunteered last week on a Habitat for Humanity demo and wanted to show me the area. Even though I have lived in the region for 15 years I never really explored the north side. I always preferred the south side around Stuart.
First, I don't know how HfH got a gig up there because it was right off A1A and the cheapest house was $500k on a dry lot.
There is also one lot for sale literally across a service road from the beach and a couple on the beach. There is only private access for the community and the access road is rarely traveled. The homes are older with a couple of new ones going up, but they are 30 seconds walking to the beach. The 2 beachfront lots are $525k & $575k while the dry lot across from them is $159k and has been on the market for 3 years.
Right now even Ft. Pierce is getting busy and I doubt it will be available by the end of the year. Any good developer would buy up the beach property and put up single family and a few townhouses. Anything equivalent in Palm Beach County would be more than double.