An overturned truck of the 1919 U.S. Army Motor Transport convoy is salvaged with help of local people, near Fulton, Illinois
Fulton Illinois USA Date:1919 Duration:1 min 23 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Trucks of the 1919 U.S. Army Motor Transport convoy raise dust as they speed along a dirt road section of the Lincoln Highway, in Illinois. Scene shifts to soldiers standing around one of their trucks completely overturned in a ditch off a road near Fulton, Illinois. More than two dozen spectators stand above on the road embankment watching as soldiers prepare to rescue the truck. View from the embankment above, of soldiers working around the overturned truck. Next, local people are seen pulling on cable or hawser wrapped around a pulley (unseen) and thence to chain on front of the now upright truck. They move it through grass and shrubs, from the place where it fell. The steel canopy and canvas cover of the truck are flattened. But its engine, chassis, and steering wheel (manned by a driver) appear intact. A crowd watches from the road embankment in background.
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