Little and Large

Two of the best known British vehicles of World War Two are seen restored and running in West Yorkshire

Both derived from commercial designs, the Scammell Pioneer’s styling dates back to pre-1920s and the Model T Ford while the Bedford OXD’s style is more streamlined, characteristic of the late 1930s and features sliding door windows

When Britain went to war with Germany in 1939, the country was not as well prepared for battle as history would lead us to believe. Certainly, as far as its military vehicles were concerned, the United Kingdom found itself requisitioning a whole host of civilian trucks, light vehicles and motorcycles and adapting them for military service.

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