The accident

Another testimony of the journey of a Bavarian soldier to the Italian front in 1916. We’ve seen yesterday and the day before the spectacular mountain roads of this region. They were indeed very challenging ones and there were several accidents. Today’s photograph shows one of these: this truck went on fire. Did it have engine problems? We’ll probably never know. Soldiers are throwing sand with their shovel to extinguish the fire. Note the face of the man with a dark great coat and the dirty face: he seems to be shocked; he might be the driver. In the background, we can see another truck of the column and the preoccupied faces of its crew. They had been lucky until now; would they arrive safe and sound to their destination?



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