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In 2004, STIWOT received a number of photos from mr. B. Sombroek from Koog aan de Zaan. The photos are from his father's inheritance. The photos were made in Dunkirk just after the German capture. Mr. Sombroek's father was deported to Germany and exchanged these photos with a soldier for a loaf of bread at the end of the war.

The Dunkirk Belfry seen from Rue de l'Amiral Ronarc'h (left) and Rue du Président Poincaré (right).

Photo left: in the background the Tower of the Leughenaer. Photo right: The belfry of the Town Hall of Dunkirk photographed from La Place du Théâtre.

Photo right: Place Jean Bart with the statue with the Saint-Eligius church in the background.

Place Jean Bart with the statue of Jean Bart with the Belfry of Dunkirk and the Saint Eligius church in the background.

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