It was incredible to write this article in June 1942

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It was incredible to write this article in June 1942

Post by YLG80 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:29 am

The journalist was likely just coming out of the bush to write such a stupid article in June 1942, New South Wales, Australia. :shock:
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Re: Incredible to write this article in June 1942

Post by Mark Jesic » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:38 am

Nice article Yves, you always seem to find these gems. :D

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Re: Incredible to write this article in June 1942

Post by conrod6 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:03 am

The writer is correct though - there was a cartoon character connected (somehow) with the Jeep. Perhaps someone can find a photo?

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Re: Incredible to write this article in June 1942

Post by YLG80 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:36 am

Fletcher Pratt drank too much Cognac before telling his story to the journalist !
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Re: Incredible to write this article in June 1942

Post by YLG80 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:43 am

conrod6 wrote:
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The writer is correct though - there was a cartoon character connected (somehow) with the Jeep. Perhaps someone can find a photo?

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You mean Eugene the Jeep ? :lol:
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Re: Incredible to write this article in June 1942

Post by conrod6 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:45 am

Thats him !
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Re: It was incredible to write this article in June 1942

Post by Mark Jesic » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:46 pm

He seems to appear on a lot of restored jeeps in the U.K.

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Re: It was incredible to write this article in June 1942

Post by Cotterpin » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:07 pm

There a few stories on how the “Jeep” got its name. Not all refer to Eugene the Jeep and none are truly confirmed.
The term “Jeep”, in a military sense, even predates WWII.
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