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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2015 3:25 p.m. PST

"During the retreat of the Republican army in February 1939 many military supplies, including many Armour vehicles, passed the French border in the path of Le Perthus.

In addition to tanks and armored cars, they passed some of the different models of armored trucks made by the workshops and factories during the first days of the war, as Angel Perez says about this photograph.

Contrasts the image of the vehicles, in apparent good use (despite nearly three years after its construction), with the painful image of soldiers of the once powerful People's Army of the Republic, which can demonstrate their lack of use ."




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Primalucem13 Nov 2015 3:32 p.m. PST

Great images, thanks!

Mike O13 Nov 2015 4:46 p.m. PST

Good post. I've been thinking about this question of "los tiznaos" ever since this topic came up: TMP link and having already seen some of these photos of "artisanal" armoured trucks still serviceable in 1939 – almost 3 years after construction.

That excellent SCW blog is under the nick "juampepin" however Steven Thomas and others have named the author as Juan Gomez – would be interested to get in touch with him. Who is "Angel Perez"? I've also been working my way through the excellent Quirón book "Los Medios Blindados de Ruedas en Espana ( Volume 1) – Marín, F. and Mª Mata, J. (2002)" which deals with these awesome vehicles.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2015 10:27 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed them boys!.


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