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May 1945: 75 years ago. Germans fleeing westwards using everything.

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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.

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T75 fleeing Prague

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Military and civilians arriving in Rokycany with a T57K

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On their way direction Plzen, May 9, 1945

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T 97 having arrived in Ejpovice

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T75 with fleeing German firefighters and policemen in Prague.  Note missing rear tyre.

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T111 (left, behind bus) in Melnik. May9th, 1945

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May 31st, 2020

Julius Kubinsky and his sports cars

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https://ceautoclassic.eu/julius-kubinsky-and-his-great-sports-and-racing-cars/

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May 28th, 2020

Tatra Delfin

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Delfín

https://ceautoclassic.eu/tatra-delfin-1100/

May 28th, 2020

Prague, early May 1945.

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May 25th, 2020

The T603 (and more) by FGTO Supersport (Spain)

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https://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=cs&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fgtosupersport.blogspot.com%2F2020%2F03%2Ftatra-603.html%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2CDUx0rfxjbFWOevr05CR5BFpinny4XXtpGZW8nPpJ8eTtvmIJieiNrXg

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May 19th, 2020

Max Schindler & Nesselsdorfer Wagenbau Typ A 120 years old photos discovered

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Tyre change between Bruck and Loeben (1901): Car owner Max Schindler von Kunewald (Kunin) with his wife Anna and driver Franz Kalista

https://www.blesk.cz/galerie/regiony-ostrava/957458/unikatni-objev-v-kunine-fotky-120-let-stare-tatrovky-kterou-slechtic-koupil-za-sedm-tisic?foto=0

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May 16th, 2020

How the Nazis Helped Give Birth to the Volkswagen Beetle. Three page article by by Warfare History Network

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https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/how-nazis-helped-give-birth-volkswagen-beetle-144727

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May 16th, 2020

75 years ago: The last battle of World War II in Europe near Slivice in the Příbram region

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Photo shows demarcation line in Cimelice opn May 9-10 19045 with Americans on the left and Germans on the right. Note T 87 in the centre.

Please open the PDF files of https://www.muzeum-pribram.cz/cz/akce/detail/posledni-bitva-2-svetove-valky-v-evrope-u-slivice-na-pribramsku/848/?fbclid=IwAR3DNzH-jS_-HWhZd8CZZeSFqcpLvfW4suG-r93Qp9ZZRwjFM9ikLZ4dbtw

(Thanks to Robert Keil for posting the photo above on Facebookl)

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May 15th, 2020

Cheating the wind by Tatra streamliners

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https://classiccarcatalogue.com/wp/2019/10/27/cheating-the-wind/

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May 14th, 2020

Bruno Sojka presents Tatraplan Sport in Bratislava, July 1950

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https://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=cs&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vtedy.sk%2Frok-1950%3A-pretekarsky-tatraplan-%25E2%2580%2593-vyrobok-znarodneneho-priemyslu%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0ZJTz-yZ7qYxuIliliJ5z4fAVjN77b5iWpcoAHMJJYcs4lByE_W81EbhM

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May 14th, 2020
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