Erwin Rommel having a meal in the field in his SdKfz. 250/3 command vehicle 'Greif', North Africa, 1942

Caption   Erwin Rommel having a meal in the field in his SdKfz. 250/3 command vehicle 'Greif', North Africa, 1942 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-785-0255-06
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Added Date 14 Jul 2010
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
26 Oct 2015 11:00:09 AM


Soldiers the world over eat their meals standing up. Let me tell you, I did my share of standing and eating. Even when I returned home from Vietnam in 1970 I would catch myself standing chowing down.
Rommel's sdKfz 250/3 Command Vehicle was named "Greif / Griffin" it carried long-range radio equipment Rommel is eating his meal centered
between the bedframe antennas. Later models carried whip antennas. Check out Rommel's British dust goggles part of captured equipment
put to use.

Weapon carried were one or two 7.92mm MG34 machine guns, plus the crews personal weapons
MP-40, Kar-98, grenades and pistols.


Rommel's Afrika Korps made use of captured British vehicles along with food, water, medical supplies, uniforms, fuel and oil, weapons and ammunition Some of his forces even used Italian vehicles.
Convertible in foreground looks like a Humber command car I'm guessing here photo isn't clear enough. After WWII many of these surviving vehicles remained in post-war service into the 1950s. Vehicle in background could be a Bedford light truck. If anyone has more information, post it here at ww2db...

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