Today in WW II: 11 May 1939 Japanese begin attempt to seize Mongolian land to the banks of the Khalkin Gol River at Nomonhan, clashing with Soviet troops. More 
11 May 1940 Belgian fortress Eben Emael, on the Meuse River, reputed to be the most formidable stronghold in the world, falls to German Army glider assault.
11 May 1940 Luxembourg falls to the German army.
11 May 1940 On the night of 11-12 May, 1940 the Royal Air Force [RAF] attacked Mönchengladbach, Germany, the first Allied air raid on Germany of WW II.
11 May 1943 American troops invade Attu in the Aleutian Islands, beginning campaign to expel occupying Japanese forces [11-29 May].
11 May 1944 Allied Fifth and Eighth Armies launch long-awaited offensive, finally capturing Cassino and breaking the German Gustav Line [night of 11-12 May].
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Matchless 3GL Military Motorcycle

1942 WD (UK War Department) Matchless 3GL Military Motorcycle. Photo: Courtesy of Roy Wasson
1942 WD ("UK War Department") Matchless 3GL Military Motorcycle. Photo: Courtesy of Roy Wasson.

1942 WD (UK War Department) Matchless 3GL Military Motorcycle. Photo: Courtesy of Roy Wasson
1942 WD ("UK War Department") Matchless 3GL Military Motorcycle. Photo: Courtesy of Roy Wasson.

1942 WD (UK War Department) Matchless 3GL Military Motorcycle. Photo: Courtesy of Roy Wasson
1942 WD ("UK War Department") Matchless 3GL Military Motorcycle. Photo: Courtesy of Roy Wasson.