Dispatch rider, Private H. McDowell of the 48th Highlanders of Canada strikes a pose for the photographer on a Norton 16H motorcycle. At the time the photographer stopped him, he was delivering a message to the regiment's advanced headquarters, in Regalbuto, Italy, 1943. McDowell carries a 0.45 caliber Thompson submachine gun

Dispatch rider, Private H. McDowell of the 48th Highlanders of Canada strikes a pose for the photographer on a Norton 16H motorcycle. At the time the photographer stopped him, he was delivering a message to the regiment's advanced headquarters, in Regalbuto, Italy, 1943. McDowell carries a 0.45 caliber Thompson submachine gun

#WW2ColourisedPhotos ..... Trooper Albert Andre Coulombe H/100590 (aged 20) from Benard, Manitoba, Canada of the 14th Armoured Regiment (The Calgary Regiment), resting on his Norton 16H motorcycle in Volturara, Italy. 3 October 1943. Sadly, he was killed at Monte Cassino, May 12 1944 and lies at the Cassino War Cemetery, Cassion in the Province of Frosinone, 139 kms from Rome.

#WW2ColourisedPhotos ..... Trooper Albert Andre Coulombe H/100590 (aged 20) from Benard, Manitoba, Canada of the 14th Armoured Regiment (The Calgary Regiment), resting on his Norton 16H motorcycle in Volturara, Italy. 3 October 1943. Sadly, he was killed at Monte Cassino, May 12 1944 and lies at the Cassino War Cemetery, Cassion in the Province of Frosinone, 139 kms from Rome.

Wehrmacht soldier on a motorcycle - Eastern Front. Unusual as it is a more realistic portrait showing tiredness and maybe battle weariness?

Wehrmacht soldier on a motorcycle - Eastern Front. Unusual as it is a more realistic portrait showing tiredness and maybe battle weariness?

The British Army in North Africa 1944: Driver A Beagle, an RASC despatch rider, working on his Matchless G3 motorcycle, 19 March 1944

The British Army in North Africa 1944: Driver A Beagle, an RASC despatch rider, working on his Matchless G3 motorcycle, 19 March 1944

1944 infantry BSA M20-15th Scottish Division

1944 infantry BSA M20-15th Scottish Division

BRITISH ARMY NORMANDY 1944 (B 8154)   L/Cpl E Martin of the Corps of Military Police sits astride his motorcycle and chats to Cpl Joyce Collins and L/Cpl Celia Strong, ATS clerks at 21st Army Group HQ, Normandy, 28 July 1944.

BRITISH ARMY NORMANDY 1944 (B 8154) L/Cpl E Martin of the Corps of Military Police sits astride his motorcycle and chats to Cpl Joyce Collins and L/Cpl Celia Strong, ATS clerks at 21st Army Group HQ, Normandy, 28 July 1944.

Despatch rider Private Harry McDowell of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade, delivering a message to the battalion’s advanced headquarters. Regalbuto, Italy, August 4, 1943.  (That looks like a Norton 16H motorbike)  Regalbuto was severely damaged during World War II, and on August 3, 1943 the German Hermann Göring Panzer Division was driven out of the town by 1st Canadian Infantry Division.

Despatch rider Private Harry McDowell of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade, delivering a message to the battalion’s advanced headquarters. Regalbuto, Italy, August 4, 1943. (That looks like a Norton 16H motorbike) Regalbuto was severely damaged during World War II, and on August 3, 1943 the German Hermann Göring Panzer Division was driven out of the town by 1st Canadian Infantry Division.

Motocicleta BMW R 75 con sidecar. División Hermann Göring.

Motocicleta BMW R 75 con sidecar. División Hermann Göring.

The M6 Gun Motor Carriage was the first American tank destroyer of WWII – a 37mm antitank gun (basically identical to the M3 gun) mounted on the back of a Dodge 3/4 ton weapons carrier. Description from forgottenweapons.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The M6 Gun Motor Carriage was the first American tank destroyer of WWII – a 37mm antitank gun (basically identical to the M3 gun) mounted on the back of a Dodge 3/4 ton weapons carrier. Description from forgottenweapons.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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