WW2 British Heavy Truck Convoy across France

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WW2 British Heavy Truck Convoy across France

Post by 70th Division » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:57 pm

Hello,

Here is a great video featuring a British Army truck convoy across France.
It looks like they are driving some big, rare US origin trucks . ( Left Hand Drive )
A lot of very good, clear footage from mid 1944.

Note the Union Jack flag glued on the windshield of each truck, very interesting, and not seen
on currently restored British trucks.

It would be very nice to see more British flags on restored British vehicles today !!!!


tps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IvSVHFGxw4



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Ray


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Re: WW2 British Heavy Truck Convoy across France

Post by Klaas » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:09 am

Hi Ray,
Great footage; thanks for posting.
The big trucks are Mack NR 10ton 6x4 (round fenders) and Corbitt White (or Brockway) 6ton 6x6.
The reason that you don't see those Union jacks on todays restorations is probably due to their size....it is always a good idea to actually see out of your windscreen :lol:
They were probably only used on these (food) convoys as I don't recall seeing them anywhere else also.
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Re: WW2 British Heavy Truck Convoy across France

Post by D.R.H. » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:33 pm

Great video!! And what a painfully slow pace. But then again, the trucks weren't "Turnpike Flyers". Were they?!!
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