British Trucks in the Western Desert


Fordson WOT-8 30-cwt 4x4 Light Truck
Fordson WOT-8 30-cwt truck modified into a recording caravan,
BBC War Correspondent Godfrey Talbot and crew, El Alamein, Sep 1942
Note bridge classification number, GHQ Middle East Badge and RASC AoS sign
Another Fordson, a WOA1 4x2, 4-seater, saloon
WD number in Arabic as well
Typing reports and broadcasting interviews prior to the battle

Bedford OYD 3-ton Medium Truck
Bedford OYD "Mollie" of 7th Motorized Brigade, 7th Armoured Division "Desert Rats", eve of "Crusader", Nov 1941
"Mollie" crossing "The Wire", the fortified Libyan-Egytian border
New Zealanders in Trouble
Bedford OYD in "Caunter" camouflage of 2nd NZ Div. in the flood
Heavily crowded 1.5-ton Chevrolet "Indian Pattern" following

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