Three’s a Crowd

Diamond T Dump Trucks – Three Model 972A Tippers

Upwards of 30,000 chassis of this type were manufactured from 1940-1945, but were fitted with several different body types
John Carroll

When World War Two began, economically depressed northern European democracies had been too weak and were loath to deal with the rising threat of fascism while America was doggedly pursuing isolationist policies.

When Germany invaded Poland, war was declared but then came the rapid defeat of France, there were co-ordinated Luftwaffe aerial attacks, massed armour assaults and the narrow escape of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk. All of this speedily proved the superiority of the Wehrmacht both technically and tactically and the American government, whose population did not want to get involved, could only observe as Europe seemed on the verge of collapse and Japanese aggression built.

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