1st Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding), in action on Pantellaria, 11 June 1943
Photograph, World War Two, Sicily, 1943.
The troops are manning the lip of a bomb crater in front of 'Semaphore Hill'. A blazing petrol dump is visible in the distance. Pantellaria, located south west of Sicily, was an important Italian naval base. Its capture was crucial to the Allied invasion of Sicily as it allowed aircraft to be based within range of the larger island.
From a collection of 650 photographs compiled by the Commando Association.
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