Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Saved from the dustbin (10)

In my previous post I assumed that the war pictures shown there, reflected Danish WWII situations. A Danish aviation historical society, the Danmarks Flyvehistoriske Selskab, has told me that the aircraft shown cannot be Danish because the Danes did not operate the types shown. So if you have any further information on this subject...
I have been trying to identify the aircraft insignia. Those visible are all the same and as shown below.
Aircraft insignia consisting of four concentric circles are very scarce. So which country is this (attacking a German air ship)?
More warlike pictures have been saved by colleagues Bert (V) and Aris. They are shown below. Again, any information about these images is welcome.
Magnifying this picture shows a lot of panic. 
Ready for take off. The tail of the aircraft in front is
equal to the tail of the aircraft below.
The images on the side seem to depict a lion chasing
a dog with a swastika.
Air attack on a pontoon bridge. You can see soldiers
jumping into the water. 
A meeting of pilots in the countryside amidst damaged farms?
(Air?)attack on a military convoy. There seems to be a canon
underneath the tree on the right. In the bottom right hand
corner it says "Statens Filmcensur". Does anyone know
the type of vans we are looking at?


  1. What amazing photos! I wonder if the dog survived in the photo of panic? He seemed to be paying a lot of attention to the crowd in a panic. The plane photo with the dog painted on the side is interesting as well, not sure if it's another dog chasing it? I looked at your photos of flying over Holland and they are marvelous. I especially enjoyed the beautiful castle and all the ships behind it. Very stunning photo, what a lovely place to visit!

  2. @Karen
    Could very well be, 2 dogs.
    I'm lucky to have a son in law with a pilot license. The castle is the Muiderslot, one of the most famous castles in Holland. If you plan a visit, and why not?, pse see http://www.muiderslot.nl/english It's loaded with Dutch history!
    I wrote a blog post on the flight we made: http://patmcast.blogspot.com/2012/04/flying-piper-cadet.html
    Thanks for dropping in!

  3. These images are striking! The panic photo with the dog & the pic of the soldiers jumping off the bridge really draw you into the moment. Can't imagine what it was like to run for cover with the enemy in hot pursuit and not have a good place to hide

  4. @Queen Bee
    You're dead :) right However, I wish I knew who the enemy was...
    Thanks for yr visit!

  5. Hi Peter ... these are incredible photos. To be on the ground when being attacked from just a few feet higher must have been terrifying. The one with the dog looking up and the people fleeing ... wow.

    Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello,

    Kathy M.

  6. @Kathy
    Thank YOU for stopping by! Your post made me think of sail along, silvery moon. Those were the days!!

  7. History of Danish Army in WWII had been shortest indeed. Germany invaded Denmark on April 9th, 1940, and Copenhagen surrended a few hours later.
    Killed and wounded soldiers - Denmark: 36; Germany: 203.


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