Arrault & Co, printers of Tours

Table of vehicles and saddles ~ 1936

The table (left), showing categories of horse-drawn vehicles and saddles, was printed in 1936 by the Tours firm of Arrault & Co for the French Ministry of War. I presume it was for use by state officials and/or the military to commandeer transport for the war effort.
The poster is signed by the squad leader Fraguier, regional officer and was approved by General Montmarin who  commanded the 9th Region.

I’m not too sure what the 9th Region is, does anyone have more details?

Interestingly the firm, Arrault & Co of Tours, also printed the tragic account of the massacre of the 124 of the 500 residents at the village of Maillé in the Indre-et-Loire on 25 August 1944.

I reproduce the cover and inner of the original 1945 commemorativee Maillé booklet which I have on loan from my friend Vera Taylor of Ligueil. I am aiming to complete an english version of this booklet later this year.

Source of the image of horse-drawn transportation is the French Ministry of Culture’s excellent site.

About Jim McNeill

I am a blogger on 'The Social History of the Touraine region of France (37)' and also 'The Colonial History of Pennsylvania and the life & Family of William Penn'. I am a Director of Fresh Ground Group Ltd.
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1 Response to Arrault & Co, printers of Tours

  1. Colin Dyson says:

    Nice one Jim, would really like to see a translation, I know a couple of yung people who may be able to help! Will you make the translation a pdf; Colin 🙂

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