6th Battalion, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, moving up to 'leapfrog' 2nd Battalion, The London Irish Rifles, Cassino, May 1944
Photograph, World War Two, Italy (1943-1945), 1944.
A Sherman tank of the 6th Armoured Division can be seen in the background as the fusiliers march forward. During the Italian Campaign the 6th Battalion served with the 38th (Irish) Infantry Brigade. The 6th Battalion had previously fought in the Tunisian Campaign in North Africa.
From a collection of British official war photographs relating to the 78th Division.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection