A USEFUL PURPOSE

Tim Gosling reports on a remarkable World War One Peugeot truck that is currently advertised for sale

Photographed at Beamish open air museum shortly after restoration in 2022

Iam regularly asked where unrestored trucks from World War One can still be found. Most of those which have survived the past 100 years in the UK are because they found a useful purpose with a civilian owner, but there are the untold numbers that still turn up in France. It is not just the French mentality of never throwing anything away, but also their capability to use whatever they can to keep these old trucks on the road.

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