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aeronca65t
06-06-2012, 03:08 PM
Since today is 6 June, I'll post a photo of the Royal Marines at (I think) Normandy during D-day (below).

Note that two of them are carrying what looks like a mini-bike. It's actually a Welbike, built by Excelsior.

This was supposed to be a light, British combat bike. In truth, it wasn't that successful, but an interesting sidelight to WW II technology.

More Welbike info HERE (http://home.earthlink.net/~flyboyken/id15.html)

http://home.earthlink.net/~flyboyken/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/landings_at_st_aubin-sur-mer.jpg

http://home.earthlink.net/~flyboyken/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/welbike02.jpg