Thousands of British and French troops massed on the beach of Channel port in Dunkirk, France, awaiting ships to return them to England, June 4, 1940
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
Illustrated: Associated Press ID #4006041216.
Thousands of British and French troops massed on the beach of Channel port in Dunkirk, France on June 4, 1940, awaiting ships to evacuate them to England. British reports estimated 335,000 Allied troops were evacuated from the German-held Flanders Pocket, in what was described as the greatest retreat in military history.
Ferrotyped prints are processed in such a way that they are shiny. The print has a sensitive surface, usually thinner, because it was put through a press while still wet.
Ferrotyped prints have a sensitive surface, usually shiny and thinner, because they are put through a press while still wet. Ferrotyping makes the surface of the photograph smoother. Light does not scatter as much on a smoother surface, so this increases contrast. That makes ferrotyped images better for press photography.
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- Beach Scenes
- British Expeditionary Force
- Dunkirk Evacuation
- European Theater
- Flanders Pocket
- World War II
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