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Press Photograph (1943)
Wrecked German Aircraft,
Gerhini Airfield, Sicily
5th August 1943
Vintage Silver Gelatin Print
10 x 8 ins / 26 x 20 cms
Framed
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Press caption label
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£400

Additional Information

Additional information

British Official Photograph No BNA 5530.XC

(War Office Photo - Crown Copyright Reserved)

(Picture issued August 1943)

Advance Across Catania Plain

With the fall of Catania and Paterno on 5.8.43. the 8th Army cracked open the whole Axis defence line south of Mt. Etna - focus of fierce fighting. Four days after the opening of their offensive saw them in full advance across the dusty plain of Catania. The picture shows: In one of the wrecked hangers of Gerhini airfield in the plain of Catania which was hit by the R.A.F during heavy bombing raids.