Off Topic, what the heck are these half tracks?

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Off Topic, what the heck are these half tracks?

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Citroen Kegresse, or a variant.

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They were quite famous little machines and very agile for the time.

I say "variant" because they don't look exactly like the common Kegresse I know, but close enough to say that's what they are.

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Re: Citroen Kegresse, or a variant.

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Gordon_M wrote:They were quite famous little machines and very agile for the time.

I say "variant" because they don't look exactly like the common Kegresse I know, but close enough to say that's what they are.

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Re: Off Topic, what the heck are these half tracks?

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Why are there soldiers in the boats that are supporting the bridge??
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Re: Off Topic, what the heck are these half tracks?

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Steve K. CALIF wrote:Why are there soldiers in the boats that are supporting the bridge??
I was wondering that same thing.
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Re: Off Topic, what the heck are these half tracks?

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Could be a demonstration of a primitive bridge crossing set up. The sections of bridge appear to be anchored via the metal (decorative?) iron work to the boats.

Notice the boats are shallow draft and do not have a 'fore' or 'aft' because of the shape and set up the guys in boats could be responsible for keeping the boats and bridge aligned/ stationary. Also the same amount of people in each boat which would indicate a 'crew' per boat. They also appear to be wearing helmets which would point more towards a crew.
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Re: Off Topic, what the heck are these half tracks?

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I'd like to guess crews, but remaining in the boats to observe for impending failure...?
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Re: Off Topic, what the heck are these half tracks?

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Ken, think of the era

Remember a lot of what was learned back then was trial and error when it came to devising new tactics.

It really has been a recent happening as to when our own forces started to take risk into consideration when doing similar things.

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