These are photos of the evacuation of Allied forces from the beach of Dunkirk, where they were trapped by the German Army at the beginning of June,1940. The photos depict the historical background of Malcolm’s and Werner’s experiences (Chapters 40 and 41 of Across the Rift) as seen from the British and German points of view.
These are the photos during the Allied bombing of Vienna and the arrival of the Russians in the Spring of 1945. Chapters 80 to 84 in Across The Rift describe the event.
This photo provides the backdrop for chapters 2 and 13 of Across the Rift, in which the teenagers Werner and Sofie witness the presence of Hitler in Vienna in the spring of 1938.