[QR-8] Basecamp

[NEDERLANDS] Toen de rook van de slag was opgetrokken was, werd er een basiskamp opgezet, de Britse luitenant D. C. Oulds had een fototoestel bij zich en maakte hier de volgende foto’s:

[DEUTSCH] Nachdem der Rauch der Schlacht verschwunden war, wurde ein Basislager eingerichtet. Der britische Leutnant D. C. Oulds hatte eine Kamera dabei und machte die folgenden Bilder:

[ENGLISH]  After the smoke of the battle cleared a basecamp was established, the British lieutenant D. C. Oulds was carrying a camera and took the following pictures: 

 

Royal Marines hoisting the first White Ensign to be flown in Germany during “colours” in the forest “Molcab” – mobile landing craft advanced base – at Reichswald, Germany, the base is playing an important part in the army’s crossing of the Rhine.

© IWM A 27809

 

Naval and Marine officers of the “Molcab” in the forest.

© IWM A 27833

 

Left to right: Lieut Cdr R G A Verity, RNVR; Capt P G H James, RN; Capt J Lemasurier, RM; Lieut R E Whittaker, RM, studying a map of the Rhine battle area at the base.

© IWM A 27827

Captain P G H James, RN (centre) commanding officer of the force, and other naval officers at conference in the forest “Molcab”.

© IWM A 27811

The “Molcab” in the forest with the galley in the foreground.

© IWM A 27808

 

Able Seaman W Atack (left) of Leeds, and Petty Officer D Bates of Newcastle on Tyne, members of a landing craft recovery unit, doing their dhobying in the forest “Molcab”.

© IWM A 27810

 

The “Molcab” in the forest with the galley in the foreground.

© IWM A 27828
 

 

A Royal Marine receiving a haircut outside the sick bay of the “Molcab”.

© IWM A 27831

 

A stoker of Combined Operations chopping wood in the forest base.

© IWM A 27829

 

Ratings of the “Molcab” walking in the forest. They are members of a landing craft recovery unit.

© IWM A 27834

 

Marine E J Lower of Tooting, London, washing up in the forest.

© IWM A 27832