Sicily – 18th August 1943


(NA 6013): View framed by trees of Messina Harbour from hilltop overlooking the town, with Italy in the background. Copyright: © IWM.


(NA 6014): To the unpractised eye, a town free from damage. A panoramic view of Messina with the Italian mainland in the background. Copyright: © IWM.


(NA 6015):  © IWM.


(NA 6016):  © IWM.


 

(NA 6017): © IWM.


(NA 5992): 10th Platoon ‘B’ Coy 5th East Yorks Regiment who were the first British infantry into the town, watching the Italian mainland from a gun position in the harbour. Copyright: © IWM.


(NA 5993): Watching the Italian mainland from a Bren gun position. Copyright: © IWM. 


(NA 5994): Men of the East Yorks Regiment running to positions overlooking the mainland. Copyright: © IWM.


(NA 5995): 2′ Mortar position of the East Yorks Regiment. Copyright: © IWM.