Please find enclosed a photograph (see below -Ed.) which I hope may be of interest. It was taken in the Ardennes area in 1944 by my mother, who was a sister in Queen Alexandra’s Royal Military Nursing Corps, as indeed are the other two ladies in the picture. Apparently, the car was one of three or four that had been captured from top German officers and my mother remembers that permission for the nursing staff of the XXX Corps casualty clearing station to use the vehicles was expressly given by General Horrocks himself.
I believe the car is of the DKW/Audi/Horch genre but your observations would be most welcome. I particularly like the detail the photograph shows the man painted bumpers, headlamps, grille, windscreen etc., also the splendid leather padding on the inside of the passenger’s door. My mother rather thinks the car was an overall dark grey colour, and remembers it as being most comfortable and quite fast. Thanking you for the quintessential motoring magazine.
Milton Malsor TIM JAMES
(The car is undoubtedly a pre-war Horch -Ed.)