Today in WW II: 11 Nov 1940 55 Polish intellectuals murdered in Dachau concentration camp [near Munich], the first of many mass executions there.  More 
11 Nov 1940 Operation SWORDFISH: Raid on Taranto, Italy, the British Royal Navy's first all-aircraft naval attack, launching obsolete canvas planes from an aircraft carrier [11-12 Nov].
11 Nov 1942 Triggered by Operation Torch in N. Africa, Germans take control of all of Vichy France north of the Riviera.
11 Nov 1942 Allies capture Casablanca, Morocco during Operation Torch.
11 Nov 1942 In the aftermath of Operation Torch, Germany and Vichy France begin negotiations on the fate of the French fleet at Touson.
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Honda 250cc Military Motorcycle

Honda military 250 cc dirt bike.  Photo: Courtesy of Paul E. Schwartz
Honda military 250 cc dirt bike. Photo: Courtesy of Paul E. Schwartz.

Honda military 250 cc dirt bike.  Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris
Honda military 250 cc dirt bike. Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris.

Honda military 250 cc dirt bike.  Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris
Honda military 250 cc dirt bike. Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris.

Honda military 250 cc dirt bike.  Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris
Honda military 250 cc dirt bike. Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris.

Honda military 250 cc dirt bike.  Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris
Honda military 250 cc dirt bike. Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris.