Men of 'D' Company practising assault landings in collapsible boats on a flooded field, March, 1944
Photograph, World War Two, Italy (1943-1945), 1944.
Soldiers of the 5th Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment, engage in amphibious training with collapsible boats during an exercise in Italy. As the Allies advanced up the Italian peninsular they had to cross several rivers so training in amphibious landings was essential.
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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