Will the person who contacted me today through this website for information about WWI ambulances please send me another eMail? I'm not sure my reply got back to you. Include your eMail address so that I can attach some interesting information for you.
Marshall V. Daut
If he has some information to share, be sure to have him post it here.
PS Are you going to be at SOS this next March?
I sent him 19 pages from a WWI journal printed in the 1980's about ambulance drivers and their vehicles. Hopefully it went through. Do you want to see it, as well? Direct eMail address, please!
No, I don't go to militaria or gun shows because of the expense and feeding frenzy that goes on in the aisles. I'd rather put travel and lodging money towards other purchases made from comfort of my easy chair = restricted allocation of limited resources. I'm also not a big social animal, so these kind of events don't have much appeal to me on a personal basis. Lots of fun for some guys, but not for me. What do you look for when you travel to these kinds of shows?
We're eight hours away from Memphis by car, should you decide to make a detour to Davenport, Iowa, just up the Mississippi River from Memphis.
I am also very interested in WW1 ambulances. Would it be possible to send me a copy of its 19 pages too. My E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance
Please send me one as well. email@example.com
My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org I spend more money on travel than I do on purchases, but we have a small group of collectors that get together one time a year. As we are from all over the US as well as Germany, France, the UK and Texas, it is nice to get a chance to break bread and hoist a beer or two. Every now and then I do find a treasure, 3 years ago I picked up a nice Russian M1895 Winchester for about half the going rate, and it is a good place to find an occasional additional grenade for my small collection of hand bombs.
Whenever I see WWI ambulances mentioned I think of my uncle Lester Parker who drove one in France. At least once after the war he drove his truck down to Arkansas and brought back peaches to sell, but his army experience pretty much cured him of any desire to ever travel again.
Thank you Marshall.
Guilty as charged. I was the one that asked Marshall. I saw his interest in WWI photos on another thread and thought I would ask.
A thread without photos is dual so I will add this one (I posted it before):
What I would like is if someone could identify the location from the photo. I am almost certain that it is in northern France. ;)
Dave and Gus should add photos of there own ambulances.
Olivier what is your interest in WWI ambulances?
And if you want to see WWI video in color of a Model T ambulance click on this link:
(It is only a few seconds, but this link will take you right to the spot a little after 35:27)
I would wager that the photo was taken int he area of Chateau Thierry, as that is where SSU 524 was stationed after the Amistice. This is the same area that they spent most of their tim during the war as well, and I would guess that the photo was taken post Armistice and before the end of the war in 1919.
You are right, this thread needs photos
If anyone watches the Inaugural Parade on Monday, there will be a T Ambulance in the parade. This car is a true copy right down to the wood used which was Mahogany that came from Africa. The original was a car purchased by a wealthy American and sent (the chassis) to France and the body built there. Extensive research was done so this car was as correct as possible The car was built by my motor builder George King
King George's ambulance is truely a masterpiece, but I do not tink that many were built to the standards that Mr King built his. Here is a photo of his, it might be pointed out that his is a French ambulance rather than an American model. A lot of American boys drove this model of ambulance for the for the American Ambulance (ambulance is a portable hospital, not the car) and the Red Cross.