Lost In Europe

Motorcycle mounted dispatch riders were used by practically every military power in Europe throughout World War II.  No matter which country they were from, they all struggled finding their way around unfamiliar territories.  Even riders who were operating in their native countries were greeted with a vastly different  landscape after years of battles being waged across the countryside and through the cities.  Without the luxury of a modern GPS or at times even a decent paper map, dispatch riders were often left with just their wits for determining where to go.  This dilemma was well documented by photographers across Europe as they captured images of dispatch riders staring at road signs with bewildered looks on their faces.