Refugee children, Nicolosi, Sicily, 1943

W H J Sale

Refugee children, Nicolosi, Sicily, 1943
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Refugee children, Nicolosi, Sicily, 1943.

Photograph from an album compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3/4 County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, Italy.

Sicilian children climb on a Sherman tank of the 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters). The vehicle is armed with a 75 mm M3 gun that could that penetrate the armour of most Axis tanks the Sherman faced in North Africa and Italy at normal combat ranges. However, it was completely ineffective against the front of the German Panther and Tiger I tanks at typical combat distances. As a result, many Shermans were subsequently fitted with the larger 76 mm M1 gun or the British 17-pounder.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
104921
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1975-03-63-14-26

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