Model T Romanian Ambulance summer 1917

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Model T Romanian Ambulance summer 1917

Post by pres_mihai » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:56 pm

Hello!
Is there anyone Who can tell me some information about these ambulances in romanian service during ww1. There are not like those with wooden walls in french or american service on the western front. Are they model t pickup modified? All these photos are taken during summer 1917 battles on the eastern front, Romania. Please could someone help me with more information, drawings or photos about this type of ambulance? Thank you!
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Re: Model T Romanian Ambulance summer 1917

Post by Stephen_heatherly » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:08 pm

Ford did not produce pickups until 1925. More than likely the chassis were purchased without bodies and the bodies were custom built and installed once the cars reached Europe. The caption on the second picture says, German Romanian prisoner exchange at Marasesti Romania February 10, 1918

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Re: Model T Romanian Ambulance summer 1917

Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:48 pm

They look like this one to me. I am not an expert but there are several who are on this forum. Hopefully they will chime in.
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Re: Model T Romanian Ambulance summer 1917

Post by Sarikatime » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:38 pm

It is rather interesting that in the first and third picture, the men in uniform standing appear to be black. There were no black people in Europe at that time. The pictures have been taken of the cars somewhere else than Europe, maybe India. I have been known to be wrong. No disrespect meant regards to race. Frank


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Re: Model T Romanian Ambulance summer 1917

Post by Kerry » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:41 pm

FIrst, they are 1915/16 T,s. right hand drive so more than likely Canadian T,s. Canada did send some T,s over to France at that time in packing crates and the ambulance bodies built with that timber. Complete built T,s also, some being supplied by different Sponsers and charities for the war effort. So bodies can vary.

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Re: Model T Romanian Ambulance summer 1917

Post by John E. Guitar » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:39 pm

Have you tried contacting Crucea Rosie? It looks like these were kept in service after WW1. Perhaps they have more photos and information in their archive.

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https://crucearosie.ro/cine-suntem/isto ... 1919-1938/

What is the symbol with the crown on the side of the ambulances?

There are some photos of ambulances that France sent to Romania on gallica.bnf.fr. They are quite different to the ones in your images:

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https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b ... enediction

https://gallica.bnf.fr/services/engine/ ... &suggest=0

The Africans in the photo are probably from the French colonies. France deployed hundreds of thousands of African troops in Europe during World War One.


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Re: Model T Romanian Ambulance summer 1917

Post by pres_mihai » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:55 am

John E. Guitar wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:39 pm
Have you tried contacting Crucea Rosie? It looks like these were kept in service after WW1.

What is the symbol with the crown on the side of the ambulances?

There are some photos of ambulances that France sent...
I will try to contact Crucea Rosie.

The symbol on the side of ambulances is the monogram of The Queen Mary of Romania, who was the founder and leader of medical nurses and ambulance service in Romania during ww1.

There are no africans in these photos, only romanian soldiers who spent a lot of time under the burning sun.
Thank you for photos I will add them to my collection.

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