This is a second-hand copy of the book Motorcycles At War - Rare Photos from Wartime Archives by Gavin Birch.
Condition: This copy is ex-library with all the usual stamps and stickers. It is well-read but in good condition with a tight binding.
Publisher: Pen & Sword Publishing Year: 2006 ISBN: 9781844154081 Format: Softback Pages: 144 Condition: Used (Ex-library) Good
Motorbikes were widely used by all sides in WW2 due to their agility, adaptability, and speed, A precious few survive today as rare collector's items. The author, who is the Photo Archivist at the IWM has unearthed images of all the major marques. Famous British names (Triumph, Norton, Matchless, BSA, Velocette, James, and Rudge) feature along with the bigger American machines from Indian and Harley-Davidson. German bikes have their own chapter with classics such as NSU, Zundapp, and BMW and include hybrid tracked motorcycles known as Kettengrad with some shots actually taken by General Erwin Rommel himself. Also covered are rare experimental prototypes photographed during trials and later in combat, the funnies of the wartime biking world such as the Airborne forces Excelsior Welbike (British) and the Cushman parascooter (US). Together this is a unique collection of two-wheeled images.
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