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The notes transcribed from the back of this photograph are as follows: 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. The notes written and typed on the back of this photograph, from the time it was printed, are as follows: 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.September 3, 1943,Jack Smith transparent
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September 3, 1943
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Scanned from a print, and later selected by the National Gallery for its Cutline exhibition
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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.
Jack Smith / CP Photo
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