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Hero

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Anyone has this one? Comments?

http://www.barbarossabooks.eu/camions-de-la-victoire-19141918-p-9487.html

D.



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Hello,

I have this MAGNIFICENT Book with many unpublished Photographs.It is a great Book indeed!
Yours sincerely,
Guy François.

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Hero

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Thanks Guy! I fear that my wallet shall fall in the pursuit of this objective.... postage rates from Europe are becoming incredibly high lately!
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This is an outstanding book with many fascinating photographs and a great deal of useful information. I bought a copy a little while ago, and it is one of the best purchases I have made.smile



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Just to say many thanks for flagging this up and for recommending it - especially as the Barbarossa price is said to be half price (presumably of their own post-importation price) - certainly cheaper than the cheapest on abebooks.

I had missed this one and have ordered a copy - look forward to seeing mine when it comes ...

Mike



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Yes, mine cost me £50 about 5 years ago. Very good book though.

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May I please readily agree with the previous comments.  This is a surperb book, lovingly put together by the authors after what would have been many years tracking down and purchasing original images.

Anyone familiar with the current value of original photographs and the leg work required to find the top images to compile a book such as this will soon tell you that you that this book is an absolute bargin.  Go buy while it's so cheap!



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Mine came some days ago. And it's lovely. Not just lorries as the title suggests (at least with my French) but cars, 'breaks', and so on and so forth - mobile pigeon coops, etc. etc.

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Yesterday I got this book (on sale!) from Barbarossa Books. It's great! Only thing I would have added would have been more 3 view drawings, but I assume that those are not easily available. Never knew that there was so much variety of vehicles.... The book gives lots of ideas for dioramas and sure one would love to have some of the wackiest designs from the era... Wonder if one can convert any existing kit to one of these trucks...
D.

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Hi Guys

Came across this thread yesterday and did a Google search for a copy. Amazon has it for sale as a Kindle edition at £5.49. My French is minimal but it is full of photographs that I have not seen before.



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Hi Guys

Just discovered the problem with the Kindle edition of 'Les Camions de la Victoire' when used on a Mac computer.

Not having the French language as one of my skills I have been highlighting the text and then using an online translation service from French to English. This worked perfectly until a message came up "You have reached the publisher's copy limit set for this title". I have been onto Amazon (who own Kindle) and nothing they can do. So I am reduced to just looking at the photos. Pity really, it is such a good research document.



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Hello! Unfortunately it´s not available at Barbarossa books anymore. Other shops offer it, but it´s very expensive. But at Gallica you can read it (no download as far as I know):

https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k33270305.texteImage

How can I create a direct link to the website?



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I've bought the books years ago, definitively a great work even it is missing an index to help to find a specific vehicle. To be honnest, I think it would be necessary to have a new book now, so many pics and docs have been open since it was published.



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Hello! Check this out! Two new books about german trucks in WW1 (english language) "Special 1010 and 1011":

https://www.tankograd.com/cms/website.php?id=/en/index/neue_publikation.htm



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I'd be very interested in that. I think I read somewhere that the German army only had about a quarter of the motor vehicles that the Allies had.



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Hello James! An interesting point. I don´t have any infos about the number of the german motor vehicles. But we can compare the number of the mobilized soldiers. The Entente had (mobilized 1914-1918) 39.000.000 men and the Centre-Forces 21.200.000 men. That´s a little bit less then 2:1. What do you mean with "motor vehicles" in general? Every kind or only lorries?



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I don't know - it's just something I kind of remember reading somewhere. You certainly see lots of Allied transport - B Type buses, many types of British trucks carrying supplies and men; photos of the Voie Sacrée show lines of French trucks stretching to the horizon, and the Schneider PB2 single decker bus was used to carry everything from men to cattle. It seems as if the only Germans you see in photos are marching everywhere or on horseback.



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I think German Army logistic doctrine was much more focused on rail transport rather than masses of trucks. I read in a recent

article on the US 14inch railway guns deployed to France that they were tasked almost exclusively with disrupting rail traffic

behind the German lines. The 14 inch guns were one of the few guns which could reach the North-South twin track railway the Germans

had built behind the front line and far enough back to be out of reach of most artillery pieces.

Certainly the German Army was short of fuel and rubber in the last months of the war. For example, the Uberlandwagens were used only sparingly because

of their high fuel consumption.

It doesn't answer the question directly but suggests that even if the Germans had masses of trucks they may not have been able to operate them.

Regards,

Charlie

 



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Hello Charlie! I agree 100%! That´s my point of view too.



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