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Old 15-01-21, 13:30
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Originally Posted by Hanno Spoelstra View Post
"Party of NZers examining a knocked out enemy truck near Bardia in Libya during World War II. The truck was abandoned by the Axis forces in the early days of their November retreat. The weapon protruding from the rear of the truck is a German anti tank rifle. Photograph taken circa November 1942 by H Paton."
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Truck is a Chev CMP 11/12 Cab and the weapon is a Mk1 Boys AT.

November 1942 was the third time Bardia changed hands, so there is a possibility that the truck had been captured earlier by the Germans and lost again at Bardia, but it is certainly of Allied origin.
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