The hard riding of motor dispatch-riders necessitated many repairs to their machines

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Image Id: 1332 Contributor: The Jordan/Ference Collection Theatre: Western Front Subject: Behind the Lines Location: Belgium/France Regiment: Indian Corps of Signals Service Arm: Anciliary Services Battle: Unknown Date: 1915 Combatants: British Publisher: Realistic Travels Source: British Directory: Set of 600 501-600

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Paul B

Mon, 26/07/2021 13:50

The motorcycle here is the Triumph ‘H’ motorcycle. A belt drive single cylinder 500cc coupled with a Sturmey Archer three speed gear box. If you look carefully at the picture you will see near the back wheel a spare drive-belt curled up like a spring. These very reliable machines were used in vast numbers – some 400 being produced every week for the armed services.