Transorient – Following on from the resounding success of the first book this edition revisits the subject and recalls more stories and pictures from the glorious era in European international road haulage history. Reliving more journeys east, via Yugoslavia’s Autoput to the vastness of Saudi Arabia and the route following the TAP line, made by those hardy individuals.
All the stories recalled are told by those who experienced the effort of driving thousands of miles often in searing heat or bitter cold, over steep mountain passes and never ending desert all the time taking care of their vehicles and loads – and themselves. These were men who endured much including a diet supplied by a ‘larder’ of tins and when those ran low they turned to what roadside stops offered in the way of food. So read on and se for yourself what happened to these men and vehicles between the Occident and the Orient. Read of the times traveling through the Balkans during Europe’s worst crisis since the 1940s; read also of the tow serious accidents that befell the ferry Zenobia on the crossing between Koper and Tartous.
Written in English and German.
Illustrated throughout with colour photographs.
160 pages, Hardback.