Today in WW II: 25 May 1940 Boulogne, France is captured by the Germans.  More 
25 May 1941 King George of Greece abandons Crete, relocating to Cairo in a narrow escape from German forces.
25 May 1942 Japanese attack force leaves Hokkaido for invasion of the Aleutians Islands, Alaska.
25 May 1945 Chiefs of Staff of US military set 1 November 1945 as start date for invasion of Japan [Operation Downfall]. The huge casualties of Downfall avoided by use of Atomic Bombs in Aug 1945.
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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.

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