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British Forces Motorcycles 1925-1945

By Chris Orchard, Steve Madden

9780750970235

ISBN: 9780750970235

Published: 01-06-2017


British Forces Motorcycles 1925-1945

By Chris Orchard, Steve Madden

ISBN: 9780750970235

Published: 01-06-2017

About This Book

Perhaps the most far reaching of the many changes wrought on the military by the First World War was the mechanisation of the armed services. After many centuries of use by the Army for patrols and communications, the trusty horse was finally supplanted by the new-fangled motorcycle. This mechanisation process gathered pace during the interwar years and in particular for the military motorcycle between 1925 and 1939. By the outbreak of the Second World War the motorcycle had become an important part of the military inventory and was deemed 'suitable for WD (War Department) requirements'. First published in 1995, this illustrated book is unique in looking at all military motorcycles of British origin known to have been tested mainly by the Mechanical Warfare Experimental Establishment.

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