I'm sure we've all heard the urban myth about the hundreds of WLA Harleys that were left behind by the American forces when they left Australia after WWII and how so many of them were found in barns, down wells and in all sorts of places. Supposedly people bought them for Ten Pounds ($20) each and later sold them for huge profits. I have yet to actually have this story confirmed though someone always seems to know someone who knows someone who bought/has one of them. I guess it's like the Indian Rope Trick, and just about as fallacious. That set me to thinking about the general topic of motorcycles in WWII, and I focussed just one one model, the BSA M20. BSA made and supplied 126000 of thse bikes to the British and Commonwealth armed forces from 1936 to 1950, amazing production figures really. If you'd like to follow this story up, as I will, here's a link. http://home.quicknet.nl/qn/prive/ahum/ Hope you find this interesting, I certainly did.