my type of motorcycle, with a machine gun sidecar.
Motorbike machine gun crews, France, during World War I. Seven or eight machine-gun crews are ready to set out on a sortie. Each crew consists of two men, the driver on a motorbike and the gunner sitting in an armoured sidecar. The officer is in front on a motorbike without a sidecar.
During World War I, motorbikes were used as a quick and easily manoeuvred method of transport, in the same way that jeeps have been used in more recent conflicts.
[Original reads: . ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. Motor machine gunners starting out on a “stunt”.’]