Abandoned vehicles, 1940
Photograph, World War Two, North West Europe (1939-1943), 1940.
Although around 450,000 British and French troops were evacuated from Dunkirk, Cherbourg and Brest in June 1940, the British Expeditionary Force had suffered 68,000 casualties. Most of its equipment, including 64,000 vehicles, 20,000 motorcycles and 2,500 guns, was also lost.
From a set of 20 German propaganda photographs showing the aftermath of the Dunkirk evacuation.
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