Online Collection

The Online Collection showcases a selection of our objects for you to discover and explore. This resource will grow as the Museum's Collection is catalogued and computerised, and as new acquisitions are added.

Ken Piggott's tank partially submerged whilst fording the River Biferno, October 1943

Photograph by Major Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, Italy, 1943.

British armoured units, including 3rd County of London Yeomanry, attempted to ford the river but it was too deep after a spell of poor weather. They were forced to wait three hours whilst the sappers built a Bailey bridge that allowed them to cross and reinforce Allied infantry units which were under attack from the 16th Panzer Division.

From an album containing 242 photographs compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters).

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1975-03-63-15-10


National Army Museum Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL