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How to Restore Your Military Harley-Davidson
Bruce Palmer
Harley-Davidson built around 88,000 bikes for military use during WWII. This book documents military Harley-Davidsons built from 1932 to 1952 which were supplied to the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marines, as well as several Allied forces including the Australians who used these in the North African campaigns.
Paperback - 192 pages (September 1998)
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 0760304297
The Complete Book of Police and Military Motorcycles
by Joseph Berk
From Pittsburgh's adoption of motorcycles for police use in 1909 to Gen. John J. "Black Jack" Pershing's 1916 pursuit of Pancho Villa into Mexican territory on Harley-Davidsons, Indians and Excelsiors to the deployment of motorcycles in both world wars, this book tells the fascinating tale of these magnificent machines from their 20th century beginnings to their current use by police departments and militaries throughout the world. Joseph Berk, author of The Gatling Gun, explores every aspect of police and military motorcycles, including the history of their manufacture by Harley-Davidson, Indian, Kawasaki, BMW, Honda and others; details of their procurement by selected U.S. police departments; critiques of the "Big Three" police models employed in the United States from officers who have put them to the test; a detailed outline of the intensive 10-day training program required of U.S. motor officers; an inside look at how specific police departments from Atlanta to L.A. utilize motorcycles on a day-to-day basis; and a look at the specific makes and models used by Special Forces and other military units from World War I through the turn of the century and beyond.
Paperback: (May 2001)
Publisher: Paladin Press; ISBN: 1581601409
German Military Motorcycles : In the Reichswehr and Wehrmacht 1934-1945
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BMW Motorcycles in World War II
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British Forces Motorcycles : 1925-45
Chris Orchard, Steve Madden
Paperback - 192 pages 1 edition (April 1998)
Sutton Publishing; ISBN: 0750914459
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The Winged Wheel Patch, A History of the Canadian Military Motorcycle and Rider
by Max A Burns, Ken C. Messenger
The lack of any public recognition for the efforts and sacrifices of Canadian motorcycle riders during wartime has been a source of frustration for some veterans. The Winged Wheel Patch corrects the oversight with a lavish presentation of rare photography and an abundantly detailed record about the Canadian experience on military motorcycles. It's a large-format 8 1/2 x 11 hardcover book printed on glossy paper, and the reproduction of the photography is particularly good. The Winged Wheel Patch and its authors deserve praise for gathering together what otherwise threatened to slip through the cracks of time. In words and pictures, the fragile history of the Canadian military bike and rider has been carefully sheltered between the covers of this book. (Bruce Reeve, Cycle Canada Magazine, Nov-Dec/93)
Hardcover - 168 pages 0 edition (August 1, 1993)
Vanwell Pub Ltd; ISBN: 0920277853
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Motorcycle Marines : An Illustrated History
Jack Sands
Paperback (June 1985)
Portrayal Pr; ISBN: 0938242121
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The Illustrated History of Military Motorcycles
David Ansell
This enormously interesting book contains information on many famous and several little known motorcycle marques including BMW, Triumph, BSA, DKW, Norton, Moto Guzzi, Peugeot, Nimbus, Gnome-Rhone, Panther, and of course Harley-Davidson. A great many original photographs are first published in this book, which covers machines from the Great War (and prior) onwards.
Hardcover (June 1996) Osprey
208 pages. 230 b&w ill., 30 color.
ISBN: 1855325845
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Military Motorcycles
Michael Green
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The Liberators : Military Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Circa 1939-1952
David Sarafan
Paperback (December 1986)
David Sarafan Inc; ISBN: 0962550701
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