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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.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2001-03-39-11

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum, Out of Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=2001-03-39-11