Three Months in 'The Med' Means Many Photographs Were
Taken in Sicily. Royal Navy Official Photographers Kept Busy!
It's likely true that a picture is often worth a thousand words. As I share news clippings from The Montreal Gazette, issues published between July 1 - September 30, 1943, in order to build a series of posts/entries related to the time that many Canadian sailors manned landing crafts during two significant Allied invasions in the Mediterranean Sea (i.e., at Sicily and Italy).
The 80th anniversaries of Operations Husky (Sicily; beginning July 10, 1943) and Baytown (at the toe of the boot of Italy; beginning September 3) and Avalanche (at the shin of the boot; beginning Sept. 9) are approaching and I hope to take part in some way. So, the news clippings and photographs will grow over the next few weeks.
Click here to view the most recent post re newspaper stories from 'the Med'.
Click here to view the first collection of photographs re the Armada to Sicily.
(A link to the second collection of photographs is provided at the bottom of this entry)Please find below a small collection of photos re the armada to Sicily as found at the Imperial War Museum, home to (so they say) 11,000,000 very good quality images. The first six photographs are found in the Lt. E. E. Allen collection, Imperial War Museum (IWM)
Unattributed Photos GH