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    The Scammel is amazing - probably captured at Dunkirk in 1940 and soldiered right through the war on the Eastern front. Quote

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    One more link, shows planes trucks and tanks.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B24_tjVPIb0

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    With regards to Morris' comment. Out of interest does anyone know if Scammel's were actually supplied to Russia as military aid? I wonder if one captured at Dunkirk could have survived that long, shortage of spares for a start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fesm_ndt View Post
    Another reason for the sense of relief was that the soviets were closing and demanding borders be shut with any German caught on their side going to gulags or................
    my first thought as well, as long as you weren't a concentration camp commander or leading political figure, reaching the Americans meant going home, getting a job rebuilding the country, or transferring technology over to the American army, maybe even a job at NASA.
    getting caught by the Russians, or other countries the Nazi's savaged, those in SS uniform were shot on sight.

    Quote Originally Posted by fesm_ndt View Post
    Pretty sure a lot of Germans got trapped in Czechoslovakia
    and Yugoslavia, like at Bleiburg on the Austrian border, some German's were allowed to cross the border and flee North, their collaborators were not

    found these interesting colorized images today , the captions are mostly wrong but the images are very good, Some I've never seen, others only in Black and White

    considering that's happening here and in other parts of the world today, this quote from the guy who colorized the pics is especially poignant
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...rman-army.html

    The images were brought to life by electrician Royston Leonard, 54, from Cardiff. 'This project was to show the war from all sides,' he said.'This set shows the German war machine and the soldiers at war. Colouring these pictures reminds us to never let it happen again.

    'Look at the pictures and remember what happened in Germany could happen again in any country in the world today if we are not careful and help each other when in need.

    'Hate is an easy weed to grow and can go unnoticed until it's too late and takes over. Be on guard as it can look like the best flower in the garden. 'What I see in the pictures is the world gone mad and sadly war was the only cure.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony B View Post
    With regards to Morris' comment. Out of interest does anyone know if Scammel's were actually supplied to Russia as military aid? I wonder if one captured at Dunkirk could have survived that long, shortage of spares for a start.
    there's info that some were delivered early to Russia,
    http://www.o5m6.de/redarmy/scammell.php

    Scammell Pioneer SV/2S, 6x4, Heavy Breakdown Tractor

    Among the early deliveries of British vehicles to Russia was a small quantity of Scammell Pioneer SV2S 6x4 Heavy Breakdown Tractors.
    Build from 1939 on and equipped with a robust 102hp Gardner Diesel engine, a powerful 8-ton winch and a 3ton crane, the Pioneer SV2S soon proved its efficiency as a recovery vehicle.
    A pair of tracks could be fitted over each set of the huge 13.50-20.00 rear wheels, effectively converting the vehicle into an half track.
    An open crate-like locker under the drivers cab was designed to carry these tracks.
    Due to the lack of heavy artillery tractors and recovery vehicles, the car should have been welcomed by the respective Red Army units. Special thanks once again to Mr. Ferdinand Hejl, Czech Republic, for providing precious informations.

    hard to verify with more sources though, best I could find is one in a Russian museum

    halfway down the page, in the "motors of war" transport museum Belo-Russia

    https://translate.googleusercontent....kmFw8cUtJc5Q_Q
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    Thanks for that, Another odd gem of information.
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    The Scammell in the video is an R100 Pioneer gun tractor used with heavy artillery rather than the SV/2S recovery tractor though........
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    Quote Originally Posted by simon king View Post
    The Scammell in the video is an R100 Pioneer gun tractor used with heavy artillery rather than the SV/2S recovery tractor though........
    good eye Simon, we know that train-loads of French and Czech vehicles were shipped East for Barbarosa, not hard to imagine Scammells from Dunkirk going along. I read a figure of 65,000 vehicles abandoned by BEF (Book: British Military Trucks in Wehrmacht Service - Tankograd)

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    original photos from my collection.
    Keith
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Scammell Pioneer R100.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by draganm View Post
    good eye Simon, we know that train-loads of French and Czech vehicles were shipped East for Barbarosa, not hard to imagine Scammells from Dunkirk going along. I read a figure of 65,000 vehicles abandoned by BEF (Book: British Military Trucks in Wehrmacht Service - Tankograd)
    A number of captured and requisitoned (Stolen) vehicles were used by the German Forces in the Channel Island's.
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