The Second World War is a frightening reminder of how darkness and evil can capture the hearts of people. This catastrophic event lasted from 1939 to 1945, and it led to the death of at least 50 million people. The atomic bombs that were dropped in Japan killed a million people while the Holocaust caused the demise of 11 million people.
Likewise, properties and assets were also being seized during World War II. Thus, some people had to think of a way to hide their assets, including their cars. But how could they hide things as big as cars? Read on.
Vincent Michel was just walking at an abandoned quarry when he discovered this.
Yes, they are a bunch of cars, but are they significant in any way?
Well, what he discovered were cars that were from the World War II era.
This means that Vincent Michel has uncovered a stunning set of vehicles from such a remarkable time.
Basically, all of these have been around for at least seven decades.
It’s no wonder they have all rusted to such an extent.
The abandoned quarry was located in central France.
It’s quite amazing to see that these vehicles managed to stay hidden there all along.
These cars were most likely hiding there since the start of World War II.
Of course, placing them there had a purpose.
If they were found during the time of war, they could have been taken.
The owner of these cars probably wanted to keep them safe while the war was still going on in France.
Vincent Michel was completely surprised at his discovery.
He felt like he went back in time, specifically the time of Second World War.
He couldn’t believe how possible it was for the cars to be hidden there.
I would have also been completely stunned if I discovered them myself.
Apparently, the abandoned quarry’s owner placed more cars after World War II.
It seemed like the quarry owner wanted to make the place look like an old time capsule filled with cars.
Almost all of the vehicles didn’t have anything in them, except for the shells.
Aside from that, there’s nothing remarkable to expect inside the cars.
After the discovery, the quarry owner successfully sold some of the vehicles.
Thankfully, some of them will remain there as a part of history.
Of course, the other vehicles in France during World War II were acquired by the German Army.
The invasion of France conducted by the Germans happened way back in 1940. After just six weeks, the Nazis managed to capture the country.
It took four years before the Germans in Paris finally surrendered.
Four years might not sound like a long time, but this period already felt like an eternity during wartime.