WW2 photo of heavy MP.

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by _Chimurenga_, Jun 24, 2012.

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  1. _Chimurenga_

    _Chimurenga_ LE Gallery Guru

    Not too long ago in one of the threads, there was a black and white photograph of a heavyset British military policeman from WWII. I've spent an hour with the search function trying to locate it, but have been unsuccessful. Does anyone know where it is located ?
  2. Just google 'SIB Staff Sergeant'.
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  3. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    T'was the Ally thread, no?
  4. It's probably in the TA section.
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  5. It's Ronnie Brker, and rationing wasn't an issue, clearly.
  6. _Chimurenga_

    _Chimurenga_ LE Gallery Guru

    Thank you, Mamontgo.
  7. _Chimurenga_

    _Chimurenga_ LE Gallery Guru

    I mean this ...

  8. That has to be a PR stunt to remind the enemy just how well fed the British were.
  9. That's not a monkey...
  10. Sad to say looks like Field Security, Int Corps cap badge quite clearly showing.
  11. I'm sure there was a photo of that pair in Len Deighton's 'Fighter', but my dodgy memory tells me the sergeant was saluting. I'll have to dig it out. The caption said the German was being repatriated, but didn't give the details.

    "I look down on him. I am upper class." etc..
  12. He'll never find that photo, I don't think the bulk of the RMP has ever seen one in the flesh outside of the office, let alone in a photo.

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  13. The German geezer looks like he's on a modelling assignment.
  14. It is, as I remember, except for no salute. The 'Fighter' version seems to have been taken from a slightly different camera angle, with Beefy blocking the view of the other Germans. Also taken a millisecond later withs Fritz (Lieutenant Heinz-Georg Möllenbrok) looking more forward and his left foot on the ground. I wonder what the circumstances were.

    PS Exchange of wounded prisoners in Sweden, apparently. Discussed here;

    The above suggests it was a Red Cross marked ship in a neutral port, although Beefy seems to have a Webley. Does that correspond with the rules?