German soldiers collect Allied equipment at Dunkirk, 1940
Photograph, World War Two, North West Europe (1939-1943), 1940.
In late May and early June 1940 outflanked Anglo-French forces retreated towards the beaches at Dunkirk. Fighting a series of rearguard actions en route they were forced to abandon much of their equipment to the advancing Germans.
From a set of 20 German propaganda photographs showing the aftermath of the Dunkirk evacuation.
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