Massey Shaw fireboat approaching Dunkirk, 2 June 1940 – painting by Rudolf Haybrook

London fireboat ‘Massey Shaw approaching Dunkirk at 11PM on 2 June 1940. Painting by Rudolf Haybrook. With a volunteer crew from the London Fire Brigade, Massey Shaw made three trips to Dunkirk and evacuated over 500 troops.

The London Fire-Boat 'Massey Shaw' approaching Dunkirk at 11 pm on the 2nd June 1940
The London Fire-Boat ‘Massey Shaw’ approaching Dunkirk at 11 pm on the 2nd June 1940© IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 248)