Catania Plain

(NA 4803) : A Bren carrier leading a column of German parachutists and men of the Herman Goering Division to our rear. These men were all captured during the battle for Gornalunga bridge. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4804) : A scene in the vicinity of Gornalunga bridge after the battle. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4805) : Men of the 8th Durham Light Infantry after the battle for Gornalunga bridge. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4812) : Burning Italian transport near LENTINI. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4813) : Burning Italian transport near LENTINI. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4815) : Brigadier D.H. Senior, 151 Bde and Lieut. Col. Clark of the 9th D.L.I. discussing tactics. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4816) : Sherman tank of the 44 R.T.R. moving up in support of 151 de during the action against Gornalunga Bridge. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4817) : Typical men of 8th Bn. D.L.I. an Infantry Unit. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4819) : A British tank behind a burnt out enemy tank Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4821) : A destroyed 88 mmm Germn A/Tk gun and other equipment.

(NA 4822) : 88 mm German A/Tk gun beside the wreckage of houses. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4823) : 88 mm German A/Tk gun beside the wreckage of houses. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4826) : The bridge over the Gornalunga river which we captured after three days’ hard fighting. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4828) : The Gornalunga bridge, captured by the 151 Brigade infantry. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4830) : German prisoners, many of them paratroops, captured during the fighting for the Gornalunga bridge. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4878) : Bren carriers pass burnt out enemy vehicles and armour. Copyright: © IWM.

(NA 4880) British Armoured vehicles pass through what was once an extensive road block, which our paratroops had dealt with. This was the last big obstacle before our forces reached the SIMETO Bridge and the CATANIA Plain. Copyright: © IWM.