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Make and Model:
Bantam Trailer
Year:
1943
Owner:
Chip Guarente
Description:
After WWII the American allied forces left most of their equipment in Europe. The French army took on much of the equipment through Lend Lease and this applied to just about everything from uniforms to tanks. Bantam trailers that were left by the allies were soon being utilized by the French and when they got permission to build the jeeps from Willys they also started manufacturing trailers as well. Some of the original trailers needed reworking or repair and although French norminclature plates were placed on the finished product, sometimes original plates were discovered underneath or under layers of paint. The trailer I have was used by the French but on refurbishing was discovered to be an original Bantam.
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