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Civilian cars adopt a military role
A-Type 20hp, c1912. In 1915 Percy C. Chaplin (driving) captured a German flag in Windhoek, Namibia. The inscription on the flag reads: "This flag I took from the Germans at Windhuk, German South West African Campaign, 1915. P. C. Chaplin (Sgt.). Gen. Botha's Staff. (https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/2020601/contributions_5076.html#prettyPhoto)