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    Bundle of wood strapped to front of vehicle -- why?

    I've seen this same thing a few times in other photos. What was the purpose of strapping these bundles of wood or short posts to the front of the vehicle?

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    #2
    Always easy to have with you when you get stuck in the mud.
    Collecting Soviet orders and medals.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Marcel Banziger View Post
      Always easy to have with you when you get stuck in the mud.
      Thank you for getting me unstuck, Marcel!

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        #4
        Yep, Imagine it is to help out of mud...but if no mud, might be good for a camp fire or even act as spacer if there is an artillery shot. Quite useful anyhow.

        Carles

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          #5
          Are they reviewing troops?....The guy in the back seat appears to be saluting and an officer is standing....Looks to be in Russia...Bodes

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            #6
            Hi,
            The mEpkw Kubelwagen is carrying the pennants of a Divisional commander being on board the vehicle.

            cheers
            Last edited by lennard999; 10-18-2020, 01:44 AM.

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              #7
              Originally posted by lennard999 View Post
              Hi,
              The mEpkw Kubelwagen is carry the pennants of a Divisional commander being on board.

              cheers
              Yeah, nice that they pretty much cut him out of the picture. Lol

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                #8
                Hi,
                Very likely a cropped photo, so it would be good to see the original.

                cheers

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by lennard999 View Post
                  Hi,
                  Very likely a cropped photo, so it would be good to see the original.

                  cheers
                  I'd say it is complete...but photographer wasn't skilled enough (same happens to mi wife). It might be part of a series.

                  Carles

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by me6_130 View Post

                    I'd say it is complete...but photographer wasn't skilled enough (same happens to mi wife). It might be part of a series.

                    Carles
                    I agree, many of the WW2 German soldiers’ photo sequences I have contain loads of really badly framed photos - very similar to the one starting this thread.

                    Michael

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by lennard999 View Post
                      Hi,
                      Very likely a cropped photo, so it would be good to see the original.

                      cheers
                      That's the complete image. The car may have been moving at the time, which would have made the the scene harder to capture as intended.

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                        #12
                        If you notice inset from both ends of the sticks they appear to be wired together likely to make a small version of a "corduroy road" to get out of a rut, mud or other problem.

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                          #13
                          Hi,
                          In the early part of the war and particulary in Russia rolled up and wired together wooden roadways were not uncommon.

                          cheers
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                            #14
                            Make their own corduroy roads when needed.
                            WAF & MILITARIA INFLUENCER

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