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Interesting film:

http://www.filmportal.de/video/mit-der-feldbahn-an-der-front-im-westen



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That was great.  Thanks!



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Thanks Poilu - that is some amazing footage.  I've always associated pallets with WW2, and had no idea they were so prevalent in WW1.  Looks like lots of forced labor.



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Excellent. There's not a lot of info on German mechanical transport, but there must have been plenty. I read somewhere that Germany only had something like 25% of the motor transport that the Allies had.

I must have a close look at those pallets again. I also thought that they were much later - I don't remember them until the 1970s. But now it occurs to me that in 1918 there weren't any fork-lift trucks.



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Marvellous detail - much to be gleaned from repeated viewing.

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I was surprised as well to see the pallets ... it however seems that the predate WWI. See:

http://packagingrevolution.net/pallet-or-forklift/

They had so called "low-lift platform trucks" ...

24-343x275.jpg



-- Edited by Poilu on Wednesday 4th of September 2013 03:22:29 PM

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