Fiat Trucks For British India Military, 1915 Postcard
A rare old 1915 postcard of Fiat trucks being supplied to the British India military. This is another of the FIAT truck postcard like the one posted earlier. Giving a glimpse of the vehicles once used in British India during World War I. The title is in Italian and translated it reads “the Italian effort for ammunition,” not sure what exactly that means. The caption at the bottom reads “Fiat cars of 15 tons furnished to the Indian Government.”
These were either intended for military, civilian, or for ambulance use. But by the look of the uniformed military men standing by it seems for military purpose may be as ammunition carriers. Whatever the purpose FIAT trucks proved their worth when a convoy crossed the Sahara desert in 1912, remarkably without any mechanical problems. Click on the photo for better view.
Did you know- that military armoured vehicle was once made in British India in WWI and was synonymously called Tatanagars.
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