WW2 photo of heavy MP.

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LE
Gallery Guru
#1
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 ?
 
#4
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 ?
It's probably in the TA section.
 
#6
It's Ronnie Brker, and rationing wasn't an issue, clearly.
 
#12
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.

It's Ronnie Brker, and rationing wasn't an issue, clearly.
"I look down on him. I am upper class." etc..
 
#15
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.
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;
http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?p=142094

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?

http://spurensuchesh.blogspot.co.uk/2007/01/olt-mllenbrok-abschu-ber-england.html

http://conspiracionilluminati.com/2011/11/18/did-hitler-escape-germany-in-1945/
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#18
That's my grandad in the photo. I've inherited a copy of that from him and it hangs in the downstairs loo. It took him some time but he managed to track down the army phot unit that took it, although it was difficult to get a copy out fo them immediately post-war. He told me that all he could think about for about 2 minutes was "Where the hell did the British get so much cloth for this fat bastard?"
 
#19
One way or the other, people might be taking the piss out of the size of him but there're few of us on here that'd stay upright once a bloke that size caught you with a good 'un.
 

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