Sicily landings

(NA 4500)’: The complete invader’ Soldier on board ready to go ashore. The book tucked into the back of his pack is the Soldiers Guide to Sicily, a pamphlet issued to every man in the invasion force. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4501)  : Troops in landing craft. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4507) : Landing craft putting the sotres and personnel ashore. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4508) : Landing craft putting the sotres and personnel ashore. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4511) : Types of Italians captures in the initial assault, awaiting questioning. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4625) : Major Cooke, officer commanding ‘A’ 2nd Inniskillings, explaining the operations to his men. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4784) : On the Catania Plain. A Bren gunner of the 2nd Inniskillings takes cover besides a barn. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4785) : British troops – men of the 2nd Inniskillings – holding positions on the Plain under heavy shell and mortar fire. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4791) : Men of the 2nd Inniskillings entrenched along the river bank, guarding one of the bridges from enemy counter attack. Copyright: © IWM.