Some Operation Crusader footage.

Discussion in 'North Africa & the Med' started by von Poop, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    From an Italian viewpoint:

    The YouTuber that posted it has a few other substantial contemporary clips up.
    His titling is often... forceful.... but not a national perspective we really see much of.
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  2. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian

    Interesting... I wonder if the title/date has to do with Rommel's dash to the wire which didn't work?

    Truck-mounted field guns at 1:33
  3. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Really good footage though.
  4. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    What is that 6 wheeler 15 seconds into the film?
    is it a Laffley S15?
  5. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian

    I shared this footage on a couple of scale modeling sites. One softskin expert posted a list of what he recognized, I guess I'll repost it verbatim as it includes a possible answer to David's question:

    This is from Ilian Filipov who posted on

    0:18 - Captured Morris CS8 converted to 65/17 gun carriers with reworked body;
    0:41 and 1:27 - Lancia 3Ro gun trucks with 100/17 howitzer (they built them rigid for sure but nevertheless I wonder how many such recoils a truck can withstand before the chassis to disintegrate);
    0:52 - Some Canadian 30cwt (?) MCP;
    2:21 - Chevrolet CMP gun tractor C-GT with cab 12 and most probably 7A2 body;
    2:25 - (not a softskin) 40mm Bofors AA gun (of British origin);
    2:29 - Ford F30 CMP cab 11;
    2:38 - Chevrolet C60S CMP cab 12 with 2pdr gun;
    2:48 - Some Canadian commercial, 30cwt or 2-ton;
    2:56 - Bedford MWV;
    3:01 - Morris CS8, burned out but still recognizable;
    3:03 - CMP, but it is impossible to say from this angle (to me at least) is it Chevrolet or Ford and is it cab 11 or 12;
    3:04 - Mack EXBX.​

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