Today in WW II: 17 Jun 1940 As Germany overruns France, Allied troops execute Operation Ariel, the evacuation of France [15-25 June].  More 
17 Jun 1940 Luftwaffe bombs and sinks the British ship RMS Lancastria with the loss of 5800 troops being evacuated near Saint-Nazaire, France.
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Austin 10 Staff Car

Austin 10
1937 Austin 10 Cambridge military staff car used by the British Army pre-war and during WW2. Photo: Courtesy David Marsh, Victoria, Australia (Dave's Austin 10 Web Site)

Austin 10
1937 Austin 10 Cambridge. Photo: Courtesy David Marsh, Victoria, Australia (Dave's Austin 10 Web Site)

Austin 10
1937 Austin 10 Cambridge. Photo: Courtesy David Marsh, Victoria, Australia (Dave's Austin 10 Web Site)

Austin 10
1937 Austin 10 Cambridge. Photo: Courtesy David Marsh, Victoria, Australia (Dave's Austin 10 Web Site)

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