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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 27448

    From the bridge of an MTB showing the aft Bofors gun and MTB 378 at speed astern in the Mediterranean. These vessels were part of a small force of British MTBs which, together with American patrol boats, turned the 45 mile stretch of enemy held coast...

  • 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 21462

    General view from on board the cruiser ORION of the invasion craft of the Fifth Army waiting their turn to proceed to the beaches at Anzio in the opening stages in the battle for Rome. HMS SPARTAN can be seen in the middle distance assisting with the...

  • 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...

  • 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 24381

    LCT Mark 3 craft going inshore during the attack on Elba, off the Italian coast. In the early hours of 17 June 1944, a detachment of the French B Army under the command of General de Lattre de Tassigny, was landed from an Allied invasion fleet. British...

  • 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 24318

    LCT arriving and discharging much needed supplies for the advancing Allied armies at the port of Civitavecchia, 40 miles north of Rome. 96 hours after their arrival at the wrecked port, the officers of the port clearance party were guiding in a fleet of...

  • 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...

  • 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 19244

    After making a rendezvous off the North African coast, an Italian cruiser and a LITTORIO class battleship steam slowly past the British escorting ships towards Malta to surrender, all together there were two battleships, five cruisers and four destroyers...

  • 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.

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