WW2  POW administrative documents

WW2 POW administrative documents

Featured Post From Siegfrid

One of our users who is sticking with us for quite a long time, you might know Siegfrid – he made the French Wikinger translation, and is especially interested in WWII from a French perspective – he is French – asked us if we would be interested in some historical documents… well, WE ARE!

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A few “administrative document” issued by the German and French authorities. They belonged to my grandfather who was a Sergeant in the French army and was taken prisoner on the 19.06.1940 in the north of France; Dunkerque area. He was liberated in October 1942.

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Operation Overlord – 6/6/44

Operation Overlord – 6/6/44

Depending on where you are in the world, today is either the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, or it’s the day before D-Day.

It’s the day when the Allied forces returned to mainland Europe, many soliders on both sides lost their lives on this day, and in the many days to come.

Into the jaws of death, US infantry disembark landing craft at Omaha.

82nd Airborne and French Resistance discussing the situation during the Battle for Normandy.

British troops taking cover while waiting to move off ‘Queen White’ beach, Sword Area.

A LCM landing craft evacuates casualties from the D-Day invasion beaches.

Hopefully you enjoyed this daily historical photo series, as we come to some of the more momentous days in WWII history we will do more series like this.