The Citroen Traction Avant

In Uniform

Bertrand de Lamotte, François Vauvillier

Date Published :
January 2013
Publisher :
Histoire and Collections
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9782352502654
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 12 X 9 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Built in 1934, André Citroen’s legendary car had a rich and stunning career due to the events which plunged the world into war five years later. Thousands of them joined the French Army during the Phoney War then went through the trials and tribulations of war.

Very much in spite of itself, the “Traction” (front wheel drive) changed sides and the Germans, who had a particular taste for it, used them all throughout Europe. By the end of 1942 it was once again serving under French colors, this time engaged successfully in the Tunisian Campaign, appearing there in strange armored versions. Then it was the Liberation of France, the time of the Maquis, white stars and the three letters “FFI” which proliferated all over the bodywork. Citroen’s marvel became one of the symbols of France’s rebirth.

A complete visual epic using exceptional documentation: 250 period photos, plus more than 25 color profiles showing authentic military markings. THE book all Citroen Traction Avant buffs and all amateurs of automobile and military history have been waiting for.

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