General Officer visits AEF Motor Transport Corps Reception Park in France during World War I
France Date:1919 Duration:33 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View of soldiers with automobiles in an American Motor Transport Corps Reception Park, in France, during World War 1. A general, in a trench coat, is being escorted by another officer as he examines automobiles in the park. atop the main garage, the letters, "M.T.C." and "Motor Reception Park" are painted. The general's car sits with driver, awaiting him. It appears to be a Locomobile touring car, and bears the identification number: 1111. (Note: The American Expeditionary Forces Motor Transport Corps (M.T.C.) was formed out of the Quartermaster Corps on 15 August 1918. As the name implies, Reception Parks were where newly arrived vehicles were uncrated, assembled, and made ready for service.) (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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