Photos WW2 French Forces

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Char B1 Bis captured in Guise, France 1940
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Survivors from destroyer Bourrasque try to climb to safety, aboard destroyer Branlebas, 1940.
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Bourrasque was sunk on 30 May 1940 during Operation Dynamo, with the loss of some 500 of the 1,100–1,200 troops and crew aboard
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French Potez 63.11 (serial 375) of GAO (Groupes Aèriens d'Observation) 503. Near Braine-le-Comte, Belgium 16 May 1940.
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Quote from Peter D. Cornwell's book 'The Battle of France - Then and Now':

"Hit by flak and starboard engine set alight during reconnaissance sortie over enemy armoured columns. Crashed and burned out near a goods station, between Soignies and Braine-le-Comte at 3.20 p.m., May 16, 1940.
Sous-lieutenant A. Mann dropped from the aircraft at low level and was seriously injured. Was taken to a clinic in Halle where he died the next day.
Adjt Nourry baled out over Hennuyères but was shot at by Allied troops and badly wounded, admitted to hospital in Binche. The 3rd crew member, Adjt-chef Gourdon baled out and landed unhurt. Aircraft a write off."
 
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