Today in WW II: 1 Aug 1943 Ploesti Raid: 178 B-24 Liberator bombers flew over 1200 miles from a base in North Africa to Ploesti, Romania for a daring, low level attack on oil production facilities.  More 
1 Aug 1944 Polish Home Army emerges to attack the German garrison in Warsaw [1 Aug-2 Oct].
1 Aug 1945 US Army Air Force dropped one million leaflets over Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and 33 other Japanese cities warning of an imminent attack, advising residents to leave.
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FV721 Fox Armored Scout Car

The Fox FV721 Combat Reconnaissance Wheeled Vehicle served the British Army between 1973 and 1994. It was a 4x4 vehicle that superseded the Ferret Armored Scout Car and Saladin. It was armed with a 30mm cannon in the turret and a co-axial 7.62 mm machine gun.

Two columns of British Army Fox armored combat reconnaissance vehicles drive along 17th of June Street during the annual Allied Forces Day parade, Berlin, Germany, 17 June 1989
Two columns of British Army Fox armored combat reconnaissance vehicles drive along 17th of June Street during the annual Allied Forces Day parade, Berlin, Germany, 17 June 1989.

Close up of British Army Fox armored combat reconnaissance vehicle on 17th of June Street during the annual Allied Forces Day parade, Berlin, Germany, 17 June 1989
Close up of British Army Fox armored combat reconnaissance vehicle on 17th of June Street during the annual Allied Forces Day parade, Berlin, Germany, 17 June 1989.

Fox Armored Scout Vehicle.  Photo: Courtesy of Alan Wise
Fox Armored Scout Vehicle. Photo: Courtesy of Alan Wise.