Three Rolls-Royce cars of the Armoured Car Section of the Royal Naval
Division, under Lieutenant Commander Josiah Wedgwood, in the shelters
dug to minimise the risks from shell fire. Original Caption:
“Rolls-Royce armoured cars of the Royal Naval Air Service in protective
"berms” at Cape Helles during the Battle of Gallipoli. 

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Stuck In The Mud

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Rolls-Royce armoured car stuck in a mud filled shell hole on the Arras-Tilloy road #OnThisDay Apr 13 1917

While war photographer Ernest Brooks took the above 

IWM (Q 3876) picture war photographer three days earlier John Warwick Brooke took the picture below:

Apr 10 1917 in WWI IWM (Q 6436) “Scene on the Arras-Tilloy road. The British troops occupying trench alongside road. Note a Rolls-Royce armoured car stuck in shell-hole" by 

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Rolls Royce 1924 by MercenaryGraphics

Despite their Great War origins, the Rolls-Royce Armored Car was still present in the British inventory by the time of World War 2. At least 76 examples were still on hand. As such, their fighting contribution was primarily centered in North Africa. around 1944 before they were given up for good. Irish-owned versions managed to outlive their usefulness into the mid-1950s.

The Rolls is shown in the “Caunter Scheme”. Named after the officer who is credited with devising it, the three-colour straight-edged camouflaged system used on British vehicles in the Middle East in 1940 and 1941.

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