Today in WW II: 8 Nov 1939 Hitler narrowly escapes a bomb planted in Munich at the site of his annual speech commemorating the failed 1923 Beer Hall putsch; 7 killed, 63 injured.  More 
8 Nov 1942 Operation Torch begins, 125,000 US-British troops land at Casablanca, Oran and Algiers.
8 Nov 1942 French Resistance in Algiers neutralizes the Vichy-supporting French Army command, preventing interference with Operation Torch.
8 Nov 1944 Operation Infatuate, the liberation of the Dutch Island of Walcheren, concludes with end to all German resistance.
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Pre-World War II 5-Ton IH Truck

International K8.  Scan: Courtesy of Richard Notton from Bart Vanderveen's Observer's Fighting Vehicle Directory, WW II
Scan: Courtesy of Richard Notton from Bart Vanderveen's "Observer's Fighting Vehicle Directory, WW II."

International KR8.   Scan: Courtesy of Richard Notton from Bart Vanderveen's Observer's Fighting Vehicle Directory, WW II
Scan: Courtesy of Richard Notton from Bart Vanderveen's "Observer's Fighting Vehicle Directory, WW II."