Snapshot photo around 1950 for sale at ebay: https://www.ebay.de/itm/Street-Atangard-Hotel-Tatra-Tatraplan-Show-Car-Abbotsford-BC-Snapshot-Photo/164259313424?hash=item263e9e3710:g:yykAAOSwsV5e4-g0
Watched this 2015 espionage film yesterday on Dutch tv
Bridge of Spies (film)
|Bridge of Spies|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Steven Spielberg|
|Music by||Thomas Newman|
|Edited by||Michael Kahn|
|Box office||$165.5 million|
Bridge of Spies is a 2015 American-German historical drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, written by Matt Charman and the Coen brothers, and starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda. Set during the Cold War, the film tells the story of lawyer James B. Donovan, who is entrusted with negotiating the release of Francis Gary Powers—a U.S. Air Force pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960—in exchange for Rudolf Abel, a convicted Soviet KGB spy held under the custody of the United States, whom he represented at trial. The name of the film refers to the Glienicke Bridge, which connects Potsdam with Berlin, where the prisoner exchange took place. The film was an international co-production of the United States and Germany.
Bridge of Spies was shot under the working title of St. James Place. Principal photography began on September 8, 2014, in Brooklyn, New York City, and the production proceeded at Babelsberg Studios in Potsdam. The film was released by Touchstone Pictures on October 16, 2015, in the United States and distributed by 20th Century Fox in other countries. It was a box office success, grossing $165 million worldwide, and was praised for its screenplay, Hanks and Rylance’s performances, Spielberg’s direction, musical score, and production values. The film received six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, and won Best Supporting Actor for Rylance.
Under the Surrender Act of May 7, 1945, officially ending the war, the German occupiers were allowed to leave Czechoslovakia, with the Germans preferring to surrender to the Americans and not to the Russians who arrived in Prague not before May 9, 1945. It meant that the German troops and civilians fled westwards, having to deal with the Prague uprising and their roadblocks, slowing the Germans.
Here are some pix of Germans fleeing westwards with Tatras.
T75 fleeing Prague
Military and civilians arriving in Rokycany with a T57K
On their way direction Plzen, May 9, 1945
T 97 having arrived in Ejpovice
T75 with fleeing German firefighters and policemen in Prague. Note missing rear tyre.
T111 (left, behind bus) in Melnik. May9th, 1945