Today in WW II: 18 Jun 1940 General Charles de Gaulle broadcasts from London, calling on all French people to continue the fight against Nazi Germany.  More 
18 Jun 1940 Winston Churchill speaks to Parliament, concluding, "...if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour'".
18 Jun 1941 Nazi Germany and Turkey sign treaty of friendship.
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Ferret Armored Scout Car

Following World War II the British MoD began looking for a light, armored reconnaissance vehicle. They selected the Ferret, based on the Daimler Dingo used by British Commonwealth countries in WW II.

Daimler (a U.K. company) built the Ferret from the early 1950s to the early 1970s, although they remain in service around the world and were used by U.K forces as late at the Gulf War in the 1990s. The Ferret had many variants during its production life time. A total of about 4,400 were built.

Ferret Mark II, with machine gun turret on top. Photo courtesy of Dr. Dennis P. Nolan
Ferret Mark II, with a MG turret on top. Photo courtesy of Dr. Dennis P. Nolan.

British Army Ferret Scout Car.
British Army Ferret Scout Car. Thanks to Graeme Stephens for correct ID.

Australian Army Mark I Ferret Scout Car.  All Australian Ferrets have serial number beginning with 115, as can be seen in this photo.
Australian Army Mark I Ferret Scout Car. All Australian Ferrets have serial number beginning with 115, as can be seen in this photo. Thanks to Graeme Stephens for the photo and information.