BAttle in France 1940 picture query

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BAttle in France 1940 picture query

Post by Linkagain » 17 May 2021 04:13

In a American Heritage Book of World War II there was a picture that shows group of French soldiers disembarking off a troop carrier ad are charing toward the Germans..supposidly it was found on a dead German 1944...real picture or posed?

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Re: BAttle in France 1940 picture query

Post by Orwell1984 » 17 May 2021 14:12

Do you know the exact title of the book?
Was it the The American Heritage Picture History of World War II?
I've been trying to find this picture for a bit and couldn't remember where I saw it.
Any help appreciated.

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Re: BAttle in France 1940 picture query

Post by Orwell1984 » 06 Jun 2021 19:03

France 1940.jpg
For those interested, this is the picture in question. Interesting image I hadn't seen anywhere else.
If anyone has more information on it, that would be appreciated.
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Re: BAttle in France 1940 picture query

Post by Linkagain » 06 Jun 2021 23:50

tHANKS THIS IS PICTURE i WAS TALKING ABOUT....of Course either the photographer was on the front lines....and didnt get shot...or it was posed.....

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Re: BAttle in France 1940 picture query

Post by Linkagain » 10 Jun 2021 13:05

Subsitite I placed this query on another website..it was pointed out that a Civilina is in the backgrund!]
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Re: Battle in France 1940 picture query

Post by Loïc » 10 Jun 2021 14:28

unfortunately we can't read such "remarks" the access is restricted to registred members

I can't explain why...but I feel something fake, it is not rather a movie?

the place from where the picture is supposed to be taken, this remembers me the famous picture of a French assaut in WWI...coming from a movie of the years 20'
N'est pas Robert Capa qui veut

a civilian watching passively on the left side behind a car...just waiting like that in the street right in the middle of a battle (?)
we have found the only inhabitant not concerned by the Exodus of millions of French and Belgians in 1940

the road covering...it is the Far West, the Russian campaign or a French town or simply the quality of the picture...(?)
it is quite curious, even in my small town in the mountainous back country I am not sure they had that in the years 30 for a downtown.

It will be interesting to source such picture

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Re: BAttle in France 1940 picture query

Post by Linkagain » 10 Jun 2021 21:20

Yes I remember reading that in American Heritage Book of WW I an allaeged Assault picture taken when the Germans attacked Verdum even had dead french soldier lying in a shellhole...years later I came across a article that explained although the sperons in the picture were real french and german participants in the battle,,the picture itself was from a movie still of a film made postwar....!!! Kind of like the British film first day on the Somme in which it mixed actual films of assault with one sequence of UK Soldiers going over barbed wire 3 killed...and sadly that part was a fake....In regard to the picture above in this thread it was pointed out to me that the adversmaent on left is very common..while the Hotrl on the right was near train station.....and of course the Civilian just behind the car at the left......possibly part of apropaganda sheet to the french civilains that the frnech soldiers fought bravely even suicidelly but that they were conquered ....

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Re: BAttle in France 1940 picture query

Post by Linkagain » 04 Jul 2021 18:42

was it possilb y Roger Violet Picture collection?
Also something odd the buildings are relatively modern yet the streets appear to be mud...no pavement>>>????

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