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

    Boulogne.
    Photo from my collection.
    Keith
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  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".
     

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  3. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    The truck [ Front part is a ww1 US Liberty B chassis truck.]
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