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So many bridges! It seems since I stared my research almost 13 years ago, bridges have played an important part in leading me through the different campaigns.

In Sicily it was the Malati bridge near Lentini that Monty wanted captured intact to enable the Eighth Army to travel north towards Messina in his race with Patton! The "bridge in the sky" in northern Sicily as the 7th Army moved east, thanks to the efforts of the Combat Engineers.

So many important bridges once the allies were in mainland Italy. Even more so in Germany and the various crossings of the Rhine.

Then there were the bridges that found their way into history elsewhere in the world. The bridges at Toko Ri, the bridge on the river Kwai etc, etc.

 

Colin.

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