📷Раненый французский солдат просит о помощи немецких солдат. Лилль, Франция. Июнь 1940 года • В 1940 году Роммель загнал в «Лилльский карман» 40 000 французских солдат, которые были взяты в плен. ———————————————————————— 📷Lille, June 1940, a wounded French soldier asking for help from two German soldiers 📖The Siege of Lille or Lille Pocket was a Second World War battle fought during the Battle of France. It took place from 28 to 31 May 1940, in the vicinity of Lille during the Battle of France. It involved about 40,000 men of the French IV Corps and V Corps, part of the First Army (General René Prioux), after the III Corps managed to retreat to the Lys river with the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) divisions nearby. The surrounded portion of the army fought seven German divisions, including three armoured divisions, that were attempting to cut off and destroy the Allied armies in the Battle of Dunkirk. The defence of Lille was of great assistance to the Allied troops retreating into the Dunkirk perimeter.
Two Gefreiter, one with a head wounded, from the leichte Flak-Abteilung 76 (mot.) (possibly under the 12th or 18th Flak Divs.) on the Eastern Front ca.1944
The flak corps were massed anti-aircraft (AA) artillery formations employed by the Luftwaffe for anti-aircraft, antitank, and fire support operations in World War II.
The original two flak corps were used in the Battle of France in 1940, and later inactivated.
They were reorganised for the German invasion of Russia and fought for the remainder of the war on the Eastern Front. The I Flak Corps was destroyed at Stalingrad and later formed again. (Colourised today by Doug). #ww2#worldwar2#worldwar2incolor#wehrmachthistory#wehrmacht#wounded#color#stahlhelm#usarmy#usmc#usmarines#rangers#ss