62 PHOTOGRAPHS IN COLLECTION (WITH UNALTERED, HISTORICAL NOTES)
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SEPTEMBER 3, 1943 -- BUILT IN 4 1/2 HOURS -- The 1st Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, built this 100-foot-long Bailey bridge across a river near Straorini, Sicily, in 4 1/2 hours on the opening day, Sept. 3, 1943, of the Allied invasion of Italy. The bridge was blown up by retreating Germans. Credit: Jack H. Smith/Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-177088 NB: Jack Smith was a former Globe and Mail staff photographer.
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WORLD WAR II. BRITISH OFFICIAL PHOTO. NO. ONA 1242 (WN) AIR MINISTRY PHOTO - CROWN COPYRIGHT RESERVED. BEFORE THE ITALIAN SURRENDER - INVASION FLEET READY TO LEAVE NORTH AFRICA. THESE ARE THE FIRST AIR PHOTOGRAPHERS TO BE RELEASED OF SOME OF THE HUNDREDS OF VESSELS WHICH MADE UP PART OF THE ALLIED FLEET READY TO INVADE ITALY. THE SHIPS ARE GATHERED IN A NORTH AFRICAN PORT. FL/AB US ONA 1242 (WN) 13943.GF. PHOTO SHOWS: AIR VIEW OF PART OF THE ALLIED INVASION FLEET.
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WORLD WAR II Canada Force in Italy (ADVANCE) REPAIR BLOWN BRIDGE—The 1st Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers clear the way for a new bridge after retreating Germans blew it up Sept. 3, 1943, during the allied invasion of Italy in the Second World War. The bridge crossed a river between Terreti and Straorini. (CP Photo from National Defence) 1963
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BRENNER PASS (Italy) BRENNER PASS BOUNDARY MARKER THIS GATE AND THE MONUMENT AT THE LEFT, ERECTED IN 1919, MARK THE BOUNDARY ON THE BRENNER PASS BETWEEN ITALY AND GERMAN-OCCUPIED AUSTRIA. AN ITALIAN CARABINIERE AND A CUSTOMS GUARD STAND AT THE LEFT. GERMANY ANNOUNCED ITALY OCCUPIED PASS SEPTEMBER 7. Associated Press Photo OB 9/9/43 1155 AEW FLS 43 A NYC KN NRL SUH MON TORGM PA TWC LON MEX BAIRES
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RECOVER CANADIAN TANKS FROM SEA Tanks lost in the sea by the Three Rivers Regiment in the amphibious landing which preceded the capture of Termoli, Italy, are shown here being taken away by carriers after recovery from the sea. The Three rivers Regiment destroyed 10 German tanks at Termoli in support of the Irish Brigade. (Canadian Army Overseas Photo)
These photographs and captions are unaltered documents. In some cases, they contain outdated language that may be offensive. In order to preserve their historical authenticity, they have not been edited.
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