May 26, 1940, the boats came for the Allies at Dunkirk. Over the course of a little more than a week, more than 330,000troops had been evacuated from France, bound for England. The Germans were coming—they had moved through the Netherlands and Belgium that month—and had broken through the French defenses. Soon, they would reach the beleaguered Allied forces. Under cover of bombardment by the Royal Air Force, those forces managed to escape. But, though the aerial fighting helped those on the ground get out, it took its toll. Dunkirk was left, as “a pile of rubbish.”
“Every building was destroyed, not a wall intact,Bricks and stones, many feet deep, jammed the streets. Flames were still crackling and smoke swirled through the town as fires spread unchecked.”
At the harbor, “Frenchmen lay where they fell, their bodies bloated, legs and arms blown off, guts hanging out,” and refugees wandered the streets “dazedly.” Meanwhile, the German columns were already marching to the south, “looking for new battlefields.”
Sometime in that period, however, a man named Hugo Jaeger passed through Dunkirk. Jaeger was one of Hitler’s personal photographers, taking pictures for the Nazi leader’s records and enjoyment throughout the war. These images show Dunkirk after the Allies left, all rubble and refugees.
‘Passage from shore to ship was brief but symbolic. The way lay across a broad plank equipped with handrails, rather than through a steel and canvas tunnel. During daylight, there was a flash of sunlight between the two worlds, dizzy suspension over pilings, flotsam and discharging condensers, before entering the beguiling warmth of electric light, panelling and concern that was a ship’s interior. Waiting on their home ground just inside the shell-plating were the master-at-arms and a brass-buttoned, starched detachment of stewards and bellboys.’ John Maxtone-Graham.
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