First World War 1914-18
Great War of 1914/18 was the first war to utilise motor lorries in any
number, following the use of a few steamers in the Boer War and provided
the surplus vehicles and skills that were to provide the backbone of the
modern road transport industry.|
is also a period difficult to research. Many records were lost with company
take-overs, particularly nationalisation and company closures. Photography
was rare compared to today and lorries were not seen as particularly photogenic,
so few records survive.
help from individuals or companies, whether own-account or hire and reward,
with unearthing records, photographs, postcards or information regarding
this period of lorry and transport development would be much appreciated.