Many of these photographs depict scenes that occurred immediately following the local surrender of French and British forces, as for example in the pictures that appear below. On or about June 12, 1940, near the small town of St. Valery, twelve enemy general officers surrendered to Rommel's command, including four divisional commanders and a corps commander. In the picture below, one of the French generals speaks with an officer from Rommel's staff. In the background can be seen a German pilot who is bareheaded and wears something of a grim expression. His aircraft had been shot down, and he was then captured by the French and subsequently liberated by the men of 7.Panzer Division. And in the right foreground of the photograph is British Major General V.M. Fortune, commander of the 51st Highland Division, whose surrender and capture had brought "particular joy" to Rommel and his men.