The Sangro Bridge


(NA 9791) : A view of the bridge from the southern bank of the River Sangro. The artist in the foreground is Spr. Bernard Reekes, Royal Engineers, of Berry Hall, Solihull, Birmingham who paimted pictures of some of the wonderful feats performed by the Royal Engineers in Sicily and Italy. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9792) : Bechuana troops have done a good job in helping the R.Es to complete the bridge, some of them are seen leaving the bridge on the completion of their tasks. Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 9794) Copyright: © IWM.

Official photograph (NA 9795) General Montgomery talks with officers before opening the bridge over the Sangro Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 9796) General Montgomery cuts the tape to officially open the Bailey bridge constructed over the Sangro river, 14 December 1943. Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 9797) : After performing the opening ceremony, the General addressed the Engineers from his car and congratulated them on the completion of a fine job. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9798) : After performing the opening ceremony, the General addressed the Engineers from his car and congratulated them on the completion of a fine job. Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 9799) After the opening ceremony of a new bridge built by Sappers for the 8th Army in record time, General Montgomery addresses the Engineers and congratulates them. Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 9800) : After performing the opening ceremony, the General addressed the Engineers from his car and congratulated them on the completion of a fine job. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9816) : Cpl. W. Cleark of Nantymoel, Bridgend, Glam, and L/Cpl. S. Couchmans of Finchley, London, drive in the notice board at one end of the bridge. Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 9817) : General Montgomery on arrival to open the bridge is greeted by Brigadier K. Ray, South African R.E. with the O.C. of the Coys, who built this masterpiece of engineering. Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 9818) : General Montgomery cuts the tape to open the bridge Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 9819) The Commander of the British Eighth Army, General Sir Bernard Montgomery, drives over a Bailey Bridge across the Sangro River cheered by men of the Royal Engineers who constructed the bridge. Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 9820) : General Montgomery addresses the Sappers from his car, and thanks them for their good work. Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 9821) : General Montgomery addresses the Sappers from his car, and thanks them for their good work. Copyright: © IWM.