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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:15 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

when they used this megaphone the car probably went backwards..!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

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Interesting set of photos, with a American/Bavaria Sector plated Beetle, seen to be full of household goods and clothing, heading for the Eastern/Russian Sector of Berlin, it seems it has parked in front of a Pro-Communist Relief building............wonder what the rest of the story is on this little adventure?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:33 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

I think that the beetle in the photos above was headed west, judging by the buildings behind the Tor and the position of the sun/shadows...?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:40 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

That's correct. It's headed west through the Tiergarten in the American Zone. You're looking back through the gate into the Russian Sector on the Unter den Linden. I believe the car carries Baden-Wurtemburg registry in the American Occupation Zone.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:50 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

That's right...Bavaria registry. It looks as though the car was loaded up in the East somewhere and then headed into West Berlin. That may explain what appears to be a vehicle inspection being carried out by the policeman. The license plate is an early one (circa 1949 or later). There was still a very active barter economy in Germany then. Black market items were in high demand. It seems quite plausible that this loaded down car emerging from the Russian Sector would've have attracted police attention consequently.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:13 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

AB 728 = Lichtenfels near Coburg/ Bavaria.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:39 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

A great picture of a captured Kubelwagen that shows how valuable they were to troops in the desert. Instead of using it
for target practice, these GIs outfitted this rig with U.S. Jeep wheels and a large auxiliary fuel tank for extended range. Not
many gas stations in the desert.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

It amazes me..these GI s had the knowledge to adapt jeep wheels to a kube...that's shade tree enginuity... Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Cool vintage photos... Reply with quote

Nice bugs, but I love to have the bike. Cool
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