Ariel on the bonnet...

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Ariel on the bonnet...

Postby Paul Slootheer » Tue May 03, 2016 8:39 pm

Well have you ever seen this: a W/NG on the bonnet of a willys jeep!
Photograph taken on may the 8th 1945 in the city of Haarlem - Holland.

(photograph coutesy Noord Hollands archief)
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Re: Ariel on the bonnet...

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue May 03, 2016 8:49 pm

Great picture Paul

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Re: Ariel on the bonnet...

Postby wade.edwards » Wed May 04, 2016 5:18 am

The jeep has one headlight but that is not the most interesting thing about the picture. Why is the soldier wearing shorts? Would love to know what everyone is saying.

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Re: Ariel on the bonnet...

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Wed May 04, 2016 5:30 am

I think that is a somekind of strange way to transport
Ariel. :shock:
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Re: Ariel on the bonnet...

Postby Paul Slootheer » Wed May 04, 2016 6:14 am

Maybe the boy scout wanted to look like Baden-Powell, Haarlem was liberated by the Canadians... :D

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Re: Ariel on the bonnet...

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed May 04, 2016 6:16 am

wade.edwards wrote: Why is the soldier wearing shorts? Would love to know what everyone is saying.



I thought it might be a young Vincent with his Bowie knife, thinking if I don't let go the bikes mine :D

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Re: Ariel on the bonnet...

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Thu May 05, 2016 11:43 pm

Thanks Steve ! dont think it's wise to carry my Bowie knife like that today.
Here's some more, you can see at least one W/NG, rider sits almost on top of the tank.

http://in.beeldengeluid.nl/kanaal/3344- ... in-haarlem

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Re: Ariel on the bonnet...

Postby adrie.degraaff » Fri May 06, 2016 8:48 am

Those halftracks are still in use here in the village to bring things to the beach, there where 27 in 1980 but 20 are taken apart or sold, so 7 are still going round.
New tracks are made in Israël where they are also still in use.

If interested i can do a war tour here on the thursday before the rally.


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