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  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 29815

    Vice Admiral William Glassford, Commander of US Forces in the Mediterranean, pinning the United States Legion of Merit, (Chief Commander Degree) decoration on Admiral Sir John Cunningham, Commander in Chief Mediterranean. The ceremony was held at Admiral...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CNA 2506

    Pilots of No. 239 Wing RAF standing in front of a Curtiss Kittyhawk at Cutella landing ground, south of Vasto Italy, after returning from a shipping strike off the Yugoslavian coast. In front of the aircraft are, (left to right): Flight Sergeant E H...

  • INTERNATIONAL POLICE IN CASERTA, ITALY, 6 MAY 1944

    INTERNATIONAL POLICE IN CASERTA, ITALY, 6 MAY 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR COLOUR TRANSPARENCY COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    TR 1770

    Representatives of the British, Italian and American Police in the courtyard of the Caserta Palace in Italy. The three forces shared the duties of policing the 400-room palace. Left to right: an American Military Policeman, Corporal W M Wittner from New...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 27989

    ML 135 leads a minesweeping force of motor launches and other craft steaming in line ahead. After the 8th Army in Italy had taken Ravenna, it was found that enemy mines were laid in such shallow water that even minesweeping motor launches could not sweep...

  • INTERNATIONAL POLICE IN CASERTA, ITALY, 6 MAY 1944

    INTERNATIONAL POLICE IN CASERTA, ITALY, 6 MAY 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR COLOUR TRANSPARENCY COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    TR 1769

    Representatives of the British, Italian and American Police in the courtyard of the Caserta Palace in Italy. The three forces shared the duties of policing the 400-room palace. Left to right: an American Military Policeman, Corporal W M Wittner from New...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 19246

    The forward 15 inch guns of HMS WARSPITE hurling shells at Reggio on the "toe" of the Italian mainland at the opening of the offensive against it.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 20825

    View of LCI (L) 127, underway at sea off the coast of Italy.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 19155

    Salerno, 9 September 1943 (Operation Avalanche): During Operation AVALANCHE, American landing craft pass the cruiser HMS MAURITIUS as they head for the beaches at Salerno (photographed from the British minesweeper CIRCE).

  • THE SPECIAL AIR SERVICE (SAS) DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE SPECIAL AIR SERVICE (SAS) DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    E 26182

    Members of 2 SAS on parade for an inspection by General Montgomery, following their successful participation in the capture, behind enemy lines, of the port of Termoli in Italy. On the left is Major E Scratchley DSO, MC, commanding the SAS detachment.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 27457

    MTB 422 sails past ships sunk by the retreating Germans as it leaves the entrance of the harbour at Leghorn, Italy. This vessel is part of a small force of British MTBs which, together with American patrol boats, turned the 45 mile stretch of enemy held...

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