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Brit paras near Wolfheze, Arnhem






Arnhem garrison commander General Friedrich Kussin after running into ambush by into Brit paras





His driver copped it at the same time-

 
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Re-enactors, Plymouth UK Jun 2011

 
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British troops cheerfully board their train for the first stage of their trip to the western front, somewhere in England, om September 20, 1939.

 

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British troops cheerfully board their train for the first stage of their trip to the western front, somewhere in England, om September 20, 1939.

Probably a lot less cheerful after getting off the evacuation boat from Dunkirk ... funny how these kind of images persist at the start of wars ... how easily we forget.
 

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If they ever did come back and dont occupy a little corner of some French field.
True... I was thinking best case scenario... in their defense, they were probably hamming it up for the propaganda press photo guy anyway :)
"Cheeful lads -- go kick some Jerry backside and be back in blighty for Christmas!"
 

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Members of the Black Watch, one of the famed Scottish regiments, undergo rough training in South Coast sector of England, in 1940. The men were training to be combat parachutists.

 

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Hundreds of thousands of British and French troops who had fled advancing German forces massed on the beach of Dunkirk, France, on June 4, 1940, awaiting ships to carry them to England.

 

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British and French troops wade through shallow water along the beach at Dunkirk, France on June 13, 1940 toward small rescue craft that will bring them to England. Some 700 private vessels joined dozens of military craft to ferry the men across the channel.

 

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Men of the British Expeditionary Force safely arrive home after their fight in Flanders on June 6, 1940. More than 330,000 soldiers were rescued from Dunkirk in the mission code-named Operation Dynamo.

 
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