Sangro Bridgehead


(NA 9152) : Shorman tanks passing through Paglieta. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9153) : A mule train carrying supplies through Paglieta. These mules have played a great part in bringing forward supplies for the troops in this area. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9154) : One of the many Bren gun sections holding the important perimeter of the Sangro bridgehead. Left to right:- Fus. H. Sharp of Acton, London Fus. J. Cooper of Holloway, London Fus J. Payne of Hackney, London All of the 1st Royal Fusiliers. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9156) : A wounded Fusilier is fetched in from a forward defence post on the Sangro bridge-head, helped by a comrade. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9157) : On the banks of the Sangro river, one of the Germans who did not get away. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9159) : A Sherman tank of the 44 R.T.R. rounding a bend on its way to the Sangro river from Baglieta with the Maiella mountains in the background. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9160) : A Honey tank rounding a bend with the Maiella mountains in the background. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9161) : Sherman tanks, one of which is towing a limber, with anti-tank gun and gu-crew, moves down to the Sangro river, with the Maiella mountains in thebackground. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9163) : Sherman tanks on the bank of the Sangro river making for the first crossing under enemy mortar fire. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9164) : Sherman tanks fording the river Sangro. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9165) : Sherman tank on the gravel bed of the Sangro river, with smoke and dust from the bombing of Fossacesia in the sky beyond. The crew are seen taking cover by their task during enemy mortar fire. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9166) : Sherman of ‘C’ Sqd. 44 R.T.R. in the Sangro river bed, with the Maiella range in the background. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9167) : Another Sherman tank crew seen in the Sangro river bed during a lull in the battle. Left to right :- Tpr. J. Cooper of Guildford, Tpr. A. Bradley – a tank commander – of Stockport Tpr. J. Waterman of Southend-on-Sea. These men were also in action in Sicily. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9168) : A Sherman tank crew in the Sangro river bed watching the smoke and dust from one of our bombing raids on Santa Maria. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9169) : A Bren carrier towing an anti-tank gun of the 1st Frontier Froce Regiment (Indian Division) climbing the banks out of the Sangro river. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9170) : A long shot in the river bed showing another Bren carrier and anti-tank gun making for the exit from the river bed, with Shermans in the background and the snow-capped Maiella mountains in the distance. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9171): One of our Bailey bridges over the Sangro river. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9172)  A Bren carrier towing an anti-tank gun of the Indian Division after crossing the Sangro by Bailey bridge. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9173) : These shots taken during mortar fire exploding in the Sangro river bed, show Sherman tanks of the 44 R.T.R. and carriers of the 1 Frontier Regiment, Indian Division. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9174) : These shots taken during mortar fire exploding in the Sangro river bed, show Sherman tanks of the 44 R.T.R. and carriers of the 1 Frontier Regiment, Indian Division. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9175) : The Sangro River November 1943: Mortar fire explodes among Allied armoured vehicles on the Sangro riverbed. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9176) : The Battle of the Sangro River. In these photographs mortar bombs are seen bursting among our Sherman tanks of the 44 R.T.R. and the Bren carriers and anti-tank guns of the 1st Frontier Force Regiment, Indian Division. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9177) : The Battle of the Sangro River. In these photographs mortar bombs are seen bursting among our Sherman tanks of the 44 R.T.R. and the Bren carriers and anti-tank guns of the 1st Frontier Force Regiment, Indian Division. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9178) : The Battle of the Sangro River. In these photographs mortar bombs are seen bursting among our Sherman tanks of the 44 R.T.R. and the Bren carriers and anti-tank guns of the 1st Frontier Force Regiment, Indian Division. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9179) : Mortar bombs exploding among Universal carriers of the 1st Frontier Force Regiment, 8th Indian Division, in the Sangro river area, 27 November 1943. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9180) : The Battle of the Sangro River. In these photographs mortar bombs are seen bursting among our Sherman tanks of the 44 R.T.R. and the Bren carriers and anti-tank guns of the 1st Frontier Force Regiment, Indian Division. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 9181) : Some of the mule teams which have constantly fetched up invaluable supplies. Working by night these mules use cross country routes impassable to our wheeled transport. Copyright: © IWM.