A Churchill tank crossing the River Po on a pontoon ferry, Italy, April 1945
Photograph, World War Two, Italy (1943-1945), 1945.
In the foreground a wounded German soldier is lifted from an assault craft. Elements of 8th Army, including the 78th Division, crossed the River Po on 24 April 1945. Prior to the engineers bridging the river a variety of craft such as pontoon ferries, amphibious lorries and DUKWs were used to transport men and material across.
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
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