From Termoli to the Trigno river


(NA 8390) : Rain on the Italian front has turned some of the forward areas into seas of mud. These pictures taken on a diversion round a blown bridge near Guglionesi give some idea of the difficulties out troops have to contend with. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 8392) : All Saint’s Dat (Fiesta Della Morte) at Guglionesi scene at the graves of British soldiers (see 8380 and 8381). Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 8395) : Termoli, which was taken by a seaborne landing and was for a short time the scene of fierce fighting, has once again resumed its former quiet life. This picture shows a view of the harbour, taken from the ancient watch tower, one of the dominating features of the town. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 8396) : Termoli, which was taken by a seaborne landing and was for a short time the scene of fierce fighting, has once again resumed its former quiet life. This picture shows a view of the harbour, taken from the ancient watch tower, one of the dominating features of the town. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 8397) : LCIs which have been used to bring up supplies at anchorage in the small harbour of Termoli. In the foreground are men of the Royal Navy carrying out a survey of the harbour. Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 8398) : The old watch tower which the Germans used as an observation post for directing their artillery. Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 8399) : Part of the old fortifications at Termoli. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 8400)  The main coast road leading through Termoli is one mass of signs nailed to the trees which line the road. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 8401) : The railway junction at Termoli at the moment denuded of rolling stock, is being used temporarily by the Royal Engineers as a dump for bridging materials. Copyright: © IWM. 

(NA 8585) : San Salvo reached. An A.A. gun – ‘B’ Troop, 90 Battery, 49 Lt. A.A. Regiment – is set up and manned on the main road through the village. The local Italian people living in the houses nearby were delighted to have this ‘Personal’ form of protection, and spontaneously adopted both and gun and crew. Some of the villagers are seen walking past the gun sight. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 8587) : As usual AMGOT were quickly at work in San Salvo after its occupation. Contrary to their usual custom, however, of posting up notices, the local town-crier was enlisted as the speediest method of reorganisation of the civic affairs, and giving the people advice about what was required of them. And so, with his trumpet to call the attention of the populace, De Luca Pola so… Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 8588) : Two German prisoners, caught in the village of San Salvo, are put aboard a British truck and sent off for interrogation. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 8589) : The people were prepared for the 8th Army’s entry and some of them are seen posting up a notice of welcome to General Montgomery’s men. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 8590) : Rifleman F. Manyard, of 13 Waldeck Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire – 2nd London Irish Rifles – receives a steel helmet full of apples from one of the townsfolk. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 8591) : A Sherman tank passing through Casalbordino. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 8592) A scout car crew of 6th Duke of Connaught’s Own Lancers, Indian Armoured Corps, chat with youngsters in San Felice, during the advance towards the River Sangro. Copyright: © IWM.