Canadian History – Bicycles in War
After doing a little research, I discovered, Canadian Troops used bicycles in WW2! I am astounded that in all of my history classes, as well as having every last family member of WW2 generation, involved in the war, I had no idea that bicycles were used.
Infantrymen checking bicycles aboard an LCI(L) of the 2nd Canadian (262nd RN) Flotilla. Southampton, England, 6 June 1944. (L-R): Privates Reg Martin and Rodney MacNeill, both of The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment); Private George Banning of The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (MG).
D-Day 6th June 1944.
Troops of the Nova Scotia Highlanders and the Highland Light Infantry of Canada landing at Bernières-sur-Mer, 6 June 1944.
Troops from Highland Light Infantry and the West Nova Scotia Highlanders June 5, 1944, Photographer: Gilbert Milne
Library and Archives Canada Gilbert Milne 2240
Private R.O. Potter of The Highland Light Infantry of Canada repairing his bicycle, France, 20 June 1944.
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