Dunkirk 1940. Inland. France & Belgium. Photos, some never seen before

Discussion in '1940' started by morrisc8, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Photo from my collection.
    ww2 amb 1940 kb.jpg ww2 photo amb 1940 colour kb.jpg
    Nido and Recce_Mitch like this.
  2. Nido

    Nido Active Member

    The round sign on the side of the vehicle reads "Autopelle". "-pelle", in this case, stands for "an ecxcavator", so "autopelle" can be interpreted as "an excavator based on a truck". Taking into consideration the type of a bucket, this machinery can be identified as a "clamshell mechanical grab bucket crane".

    Attached Files:

    • 12.jpg
      File size:
      40.2 KB
    morrisc8 likes this.
  3. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    The truck [ Front part is a ww1 US Liberty B chassis truck.]
    Captured truck 1.jpg
    Nido likes this.

Share This Page