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Dunkirk Collection

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Small boats used in the Dunkirk evacuation, WW2

Small boats used in the Dunkirk evacuation, WW2
A convoy of small boats which had been used in the Dunkirk evacuation, seen here on 9 June passing Lambeth Bridge, on the River Thames in London. Date: 1940

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Newspaper front cover: evacuation of Dunkirk, 1940

Newspaper front cover: evacuation of Dunkirk, 1940
" Through an inferno of bombs and shells, the B.E.F is crossing the Channel from Dunkirk-in historys strangest armada

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Dunkirk evacuation in World War Two

Dunkirk evacuation in World War Two
Like a Regatta: the embarkation of the British Expeditionary Force by small boats from the Dunkirk beaches. Swarms of light craft taking off Allied troops to larger ships

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Dunkirk Evacuation

Dunkirk Evacuation
FRANCE : Beaten back by the German advance, the British evacuate mainland Europe via the beaches of DUNKIRK, under heavy attacks from the enemy

Background imageDunkirk Collection: British airship Beta at Firminy, France, WW1

British airship Beta at Firminy, France, WW1
The British airship Beta (HMA No. 17) on the landing ground at Firminy near Dunkirk, northern France, during the First World War

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Equipment left at Dunkirk WWII

Equipment left at Dunkirk WWII
Equipment left at Dunkirk including this destroyed British flak gun during World War II

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Tank at Dunkirk WWII

Tank at Dunkirk WWII
Tank positioned by the coast at Dunkirk during World War II

Background imageDunkirk Collection: HMS Wakeful - W-Class Destroyer

HMS Wakeful - W-Class Destroyer Date: 1939

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Bray Dunes, near Dunkirk, during the evacuation, WW2

Bray Dunes, near Dunkirk, during the evacuation, WW2
Members of the British Expeditionary Force at Bray Dunes, to the east of Dunkirk, northern France, during the evacuation, with men making their way into the water ready to embark onto vessels

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Map of Dunkirk area during the evacuation, WW2

Map of Dunkirk area during the evacuation, WW2
Map of the Dunkirk area in northern France during the evacuation, showing two flooded areas of low-lying meadow land which assisted in the Allied retreat. Date: 1940

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Aerial view of Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2

Aerial view of Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2
Aerial view of Dunkirk and harbour during the evacuation, with surrounding countryside. Date: 1940

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Map of France and Belgium, evacuation from Dunkirk, WW2

Map of France and Belgium, evacuation from Dunkirk, WW2
Map of the northern French and Belgian coast, showing the evacuation from Dunkirk and other points, and the evacuation triangle through which the Allied army retreated

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Sunset off Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2

Sunset off Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2
Sunset off Dunkirk, on the northern French coast, during the evacuation, with Junkers dive-bombers attacking shipping, and a paddle steamer hit and beached

Background imageDunkirk Collection: On location for the filming of Dunkirk released in 1958

On location for the filming of Dunkirk released in 1958 Date: 1958

Background imageDunkirk Collection: MV Royal Daffodil, Eagle Steamer

MV Royal Daffodil, Eagle Steamer
M.V Royal Daffodil Eagle Steamer, WW2 service including Operation Dynamo, Dunkirk evacuation

Background imageDunkirk Collection: WW2 - It Was Them Who Cheered Us Up

WW2 - It Was Them Who Cheered Us Up
A photograph of a joyful woman pouring drinks for some troops, leaning out the windows of a Dunkirk evacuation train. Date: circa 1944

Background imageDunkirk Collection: WW2 - The Iris Sets Out For Dunkirk

WW2 - The Iris Sets Out For Dunkirk
An illustration for a WW2 children's short story, We Will Return, written by R. Ernest Bailey. The image shows some British wartime crewmembers of a vessel named Iris

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Long Range Bombardment of Dunkirk

Long Range Bombardment of Dunkirk
This oil painting is based on sketches and notes from the artist, Ernest Procter, while serving in the Friends Ambulance Unit in WW1

Background imageDunkirk Collection: RMS Titanic, Charles Lightoller summons

RMS Titanic, Charles Lightoller summons
RMS Titanic - Second Officer Charles Lightoller. An official summons to appear before the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Bad Luck Crest designed by fighter pilot, WW2

Bad Luck Crest designed by fighter pilot, WW2
Bad Luck Crest, a form of modern heraldry designed by a fighter pilot who escaped from Dunkirk during WW2 Date: 1941

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Troops wading out to embark at Dunkirk, WW2

Troops wading out to embark at Dunkirk, WW2
Men of the British Expeditionary Force at Dunkirk, northern France, wading out to sea to a rescuing vessel during the evacuation. Date: 1940

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Scenes during the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2

Scenes during the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2
Scenes during the evacuation of Dunkirk, in northern France, showing the beach with debris, the embarkation of British troops onto various rescue ships and boats

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Final phases during the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2

Final phases during the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2
Scene from the final phases of the evacuation of Dunkirk, northern France, showing a British anti-tank post at the Menin Gate

Background imageDunkirk Collection: British Expeditionary Force evacuating from Dunkirk, WW2

British Expeditionary Force evacuating from Dunkirk, WW2
Men of the British Expeditionary Force embarking onto a destroyer in mid-Channel after the evacuation from Dunkirk, for their safe return to England. Date: 1940

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Troops near Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2

Troops near Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2
Troops near Dunkirk, northern France, wading out to sea to a rescuing vessel (a Clyde river steamer) during the evacuation. Date: 1940

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Street scene during the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2

Street scene during the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2
Street scene during the evacuation of Dunkirk, northern France, showing a burning lorry with billowing black smoke, and debris littering the ground after an intensive German air attack. Date: 1940

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Moonlit view during Battle for Dunkirk, northern France, WW2

Moonlit view during Battle for Dunkirk, northern France, WW2
A moonlit view from Kent across the Straits of Dover during the Battle for Dunkirk, showing the distant glow in the sky from fires burning on the coast of northern France

Background imageDunkirk Collection: British artillery covering the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2

British artillery covering the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2
British artillery (25-pounders) firing over open sights, while French and British infantry use their machine guns, to cover the evacuation of Dunkirk, northern France

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Aerial view of Dunkirk docks before the evacuation, WW2

Aerial view of Dunkirk docks before the evacuation, WW2
Aerial view of Dunkirk docks, on the northern French coast, before the evacuation, showing the narrow passages of water that could be so easily blocked by a damaged vessel. 1940

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Bray, near Dunkirk, during the evacuation, WW2

Bray, near Dunkirk, during the evacuation, WW2
The British Expeditionary Force lining up on a beach near Bray, to the east of Dunkirk, northern France, during the evacuation, with men making their way into the water ready to embark onto vessels

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Scene during the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2

Scene during the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2
Scene during the evacuation of Dunkirk, on the northern French coast, with German dive-bombers attacking shipping and setting a paddle steamer on fire

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Dunkirk during the evacuation, northern France, WW2

Dunkirk during the evacuation, northern France, WW2
Dunkirk, on the northern French coast, during the evacuation, with a British Lockheed Hudson of the coastal command on guard, and burning oil tanks producing a huge cloud of black smoke. Date: 1940

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Return of British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk, WW2

Return of British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk, WW2
The return of British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk, northern France, showing harbour and destroyers crammed with troops following the evacuation. Date: 1940

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Return of British and French troops from Dunkirk, WW2

Return of British and French troops from Dunkirk, WW2
A double-page spread, with scenes from the evacuation of Dunkirk, northern France, showing British and French troops safe in England after their ordeal, and civilians welcoming and helping them

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Dunkirk under bombardment, 1940

Dunkirk under bombardment, 1940
View of Dunkirk under bombardment, taken from the deck of a destroyer, showing huge smoke columns from fires, during the Dunkirk evacuations in June 1940. 1940

Background imageDunkirk Collection: British troops evacuating from Dunkirk, WW2

British troops evacuating from Dunkirk, WW2
British troops evacuating from Dunkirk, with the help of every available vessel, including hundreds of small craft manned by civilian volunteers. Date: 1940

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Ornate water towers, Dunkerque, France

Ornate water towers, Dunkerque, France. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Milk churns outside a pictureque farmhouse called Dunkirk Farm

Milk churns outside a pictureque farmhouse called Dunkirk Farm, not in Dunkirk, France, but Dunkirk, The Wirral, Merseyside, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Albert, Duke of York lays foundation stone Dunkirk Memorial

Albert, Duke of York lays foundation stone Dunkirk Memorial
Prince Albert, Duke of York (future King George VI) (1895-1952) - at the ceremony to lay the foundation stone of the Dunkirk British War Memorial in Northern France

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Potje-Cafe at Mont des Cats - Dunkirk France

Potje-Cafe at Mont des Cats - Dunkirk France
Potje-Cafe at Mont des Cats. Two women sat smoking pipes in the cafe.It is an eerie picture with a spooky face at the window. A ghost figure Date: 1914

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Dunkerque (Dunkirk) France - Crevette fisherman

Dunkerque (Dunkirk) France - Crevette fisherman
Dunkerque (Dunkirk) France - Crevette (shrimp) fisherman. Date: 1909

Background imageDunkirk Collection: The Statue of Victory - Dunkirk, France

The Statue of Victory - Dunkirk, France. Date: circa 1905

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Dunkirk, France - Place de la Republique

Dunkirk, France - Place de la Republique. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Dunkirk, France - Tower Leughenaer

Dunkirk, France - Tower Leughenaer
Dunkirk, France. The Leughenaer Tower is an octagonal tower 30 meters high in the centre of Dunkirk. Built in 1450, this tower is the oldest monument in the city

Background imageDunkirk Collection: The Battle of Dunkirk, 1659, by Willem van de Velde I1611-16

The Battle of Dunkirk, 1659, by Willem van de Velde I1611-16
Willem van de Velde I1611-1693). Dutch painter. The Battle of Dunkirk, 1659. Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Dunkirk, France - aerial view, WW2

Dunkirk, France - aerial view, WW2
Dunkirk, France - aerial view, showing extensive damage suffered during WW2. Date: 1940-1945

Background imageDunkirk Collection: Dunkirk, France - Belfry and Church of St Eloi, WW2

Dunkirk, France - Belfry and Church of St Eloi, WW2
Dunkirk, France - Belfry and Church of St Eloi, and the north side of the Place Jean Bart, showing damage suffered during WW2. Date: 1940-1945

Background imageDunkirk Collection: The actions of the Grand Cond鬠siege of Dunkirk

The actions of the Grand Cond鬠siege of Dunkirk
The actions of the Grand Cond鬠 siege of Dunkirk and Furnes, 1646. Painting by Sauveur Le Conte (h.1659-1694). Gallery of Battles. Oil on canvas. FRANCE. PICARDY. OISE. Chantilly



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