American Field Service Bulletin American Field Service Service Automobile Américain Aux Armées Françaises August 15, 1917 No 7.
RULES FOR CONVOYS FROM S. S. U. 8
1. Never rise until starting time and then rush out and ask "why the hell there aren't sausages and eggs for breakfast". 2. Be sure and leave pet-cock at bottom of radiator open when filling with water. 3. If your motor fails to start stand in middle of road and yell for the Tow Rope. After a rope has jumped out of the supply car and crawled into your hand, tie one end to the limb of a tree. (b) Climb a stone wall and tie the other end around your neck. (c) Jump off stone wall. 4. After you have started your motor, climb into the seat and make yourself a bread and cheese sandwich. Never put your hand out as a signal that you are ready - it might get frostbitten. 5. After the convoy is "en route" make no effort to follow the car in front of you. You'll never see the country by follouing [sic] the beaten track. 6. If you must break down, break down in front of a café. This is by order of the Mechanical Department. 7. If you are in doubt that the car behind you is folloving [sic] at the proper distance, jam down on all three levers and listen. A loud crash means "Yes". 8. When an irresitable object meets and immovable body, leave your car headforemost and pray the Lord to land in a soft spot.
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