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It was incredible to write this article in June 1942

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:29 am
by YLG80
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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Yves

Re: Incredible to write this article in June 1942

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:38 am
by Mark Jesic
Nice article Yves, you always seem to find these gems. :D

Re: Incredible to write this article in June 1942

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:03 am
by conrod6
The writer is correct though - there was a cartoon character connected (somehow) with the Jeep. Perhaps someone can find a photo?

Barrie

Re: Incredible to write this article in June 1942

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:36 am
by YLG80
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

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:43 am
by YLG80
conrod6 wrote:
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?

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

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:45 am
by conrod6
Thats him !

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

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:46 pm
by Mark Jesic
He seems to appear on a lot of restored jeeps in the U.K.

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

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:07 pm
by Cotterpin
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.