Driver E A Williams of Penrhiwceiber, Glamorgan, at work with a compressed air drill, Italy, 1944 (c)
Photograph, World War Two, Italy (1943-1945), 1944 (c).
Williams was making a hole to take an explosive charge during clearing operations on a partially demolished bridge. As the Germans retreated up through the Italian peninsular they destroyed bridges over the rivers to slow down the Allied advance.
From a collection of 650 photographs compiled by the Commando Association.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection