Armored Trucks  gep.M.Trsp.Wg Bedford (e)

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History

After Western Campaign 1940 British Expeditionary Force left behind large quantities of Bedford, like after Greece Campaign 1941.

Theory

From 1944 in Italy appeared improvised vehicles on the chassis of Bedford.

Four latest pictures taken in Italy showed  same unit or the same paint job factory.

 

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1944, Italy.

(From e-shop)

First vehicle have on the bumper a marking that could be a Hermann Goering marking. All vehicles have Zwillingslafette36.

(From e-shop)

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 Men of Organisation Todt photographed in front of Bedford armored car

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Unit unknown, gep.M.Trsp.Wg Bedford (e) with a 20 mm Scotti, anti aircraft machine gun.

(From "Panzer units in the operationszone Adriatisches Kustenland (OZAK) 1943-1945 and the panzer-sicherungs-kompanien in Italy" Stefano di Giusto)

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(From "Panzer units in the operationszone Adriatisches Kustenland (OZAK) 1943-1945 and the panzer-sicherungs-kompanien in Italy" Stefano di Giusto) 

  1944, 9 october, Alesso, north-west of Udine. SS used this improvised vehicle with Zwillingslafette 36.

(From "Panzer units in the operationszone Adriatisches Kustenland (OZAK) 1943-1945 and the panzer-sicherungs-kompanien in Italy" Stefano di Giusto)

 

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Men of Organisation Todt photographed inside and in front of armored 6 wheels car. This improvised vehicle had a 47mm Böhler anti-tank gun, like a Breda 47/32 but with a muzzle brake, and Zwillingslafette 36.

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1944, Kurland.  

Gep.M.Trsp.Wg Bedford (e) from unknown unit abandoned near Shiben (?) town, branch line Memel-Tilsit. 9 October 1944.

(From "Tank vanguard. 1st Tank Corps in battle for Homeland" P.Kirichenko)

The same Gep.M.Trsp.Wg Bedford (e) with description that this armored car abandoned near branch line Tilsit-Tauroggen.

(From "Tank vanguard. 1st Tank Corps in battle for Homeland" P.Kirichenko)

1945, Battle for Berlin.  

(From http://www.kaf30.mephi.ru/htm/60_.html)

(From http://www.kaf30.mephi.ru/htm/60_.html)