Harley-Davidson WLA: The Main US Military Motorcycle of World War II ( Legends of Warfare: Ground #15 )

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Military history of the Harley-Davidson WLA, the leading American motorcycle of WWII
Ideal for military history enthusiasts who enjoy concise, affordable warfare histories with rare archival photographs
See why this iconic motorcycle is now a favorite among civilian collectors

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Description

The story of an iconic model in the long history of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the WLA, which was used by Allied forces during WWII, is told for the first time. Developed for the US Army’s mechanized cavalry, it became the leading US military motorcycle of the war. It served the US armed services as a messenger and military police vehicle. The Red Army’s motorcycle battalions, reconnaissance units of its tank armies, also used them as their primary vehicle. The armies of the Soviet Union, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, China, and Brazil also made use of the model and its variants. It is known today as the “Liberator”; discover the history and stories of individuals who rode this icon to war and why the model is now a favorite among civilian collectors.

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