British infantry in action in Sicily, July 1943

W H J Sale

 
British infantry in action in Sicily, July 1943
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

British infantry in action to the north of Primasole Bridge, Sicily, July 1943.

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

Members of 15th Infantry Brigade engage Italian and German forces during their drive towards Catania. The figure in the background is armed with a Bren Gun. This weapon was the centre of a British platoon's firepower during World War Two. A gas-operated weapon, it used the same .303 ammunition as the standard British rifle, the Lee-Enfield, firing at a rate of between 480 and 540 rounds per minute (rpm), depending on the model.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
104692
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1975-03-63-13-194

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