Help on Name the Bridge/Location

Discussion in 'Royal Engineers' started by MSGrover1, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. MSGrover1

    MSGrover1 Member


    As part of my other thread to establish my Grand Fathers (89 RE) movements in WW2, I have some photos below of Bridges that he kept. On some is written the name/location but I can not be 100% certain he wrote on the back so would ask for your help to confirm.

    I also thought they may be of general interest.

    What I am trying to achieve is to confirm the locations, any information as to why he may of been there and to tally all info with dates so I can map a time log of movements. I have put most of Nijmegen or what I believe to be at the end.

    Being my first photo post I am not sure how they will appear but this is what I know and is written on the reverse of the photos hopefully in the right order:-

    War12 = News Paper 89th RE, No Location? and I appreciate not much in pic
    War11 = Rees (Rhine)
    War4 = News Paper Nijemegen Bridge general interest!
    War3 = Holland 44 - I assume Nijemegen?
    War2 = Elbeuf France Aug/Sept 44
    War14 = River Orne Normandy
    War15 = River Rhine
    War 16 = Nijmegen Bridge
    War17 = ? I assume Nijmegen
    War20 = Nijemegen
    War19 = Nijemegen
    War18 = Nijemegen
    War23 1-4 = News Paper Ouze - Rhine July 1945
    War13 = Map Blue Pen Mark on the assault arrow by ELST/Nijmegen 25/9/44 is the map of a particular event?

    Do reply or PM me with any or all information you have would be greatfull even if just to confirm one photo!

    Many Thanks


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  2. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

  3. MSGrover1

    MSGrover1 Member

    Hi Stolpi,

    Thanks for your comments all gratefully received and more than happy for you/anyone to use any photos/documents etc that I put up as I find them if it can help others in anyway.

    I'll be keen to read your Rees Bridgehead thread myself.

  4. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    14 is certainly 'London Bridge' built over the River Orne very shortly after D Day. There is a fair amount of information on this in the 'Royal Engineers Battlefield Tour, Volume I'. I think 'Sapper', a member of this forum, had a hand in building it.

    Nice pictures of the Rhine bridges.

  5. robert.c

    robert.c Junior Member

    Extract taken from 91st Fld Coy War diary Sept 29th 1944 . 12 enemy sailors swim down river with prepared charges,one section completely demolish central pier of railway bridge which is irrepairable(War17 photo)
  6. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

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  8. MSGrover1

    MSGrover1 Member

    Thanks All for the comments, I will re-summaries where I am soon.

    With regard to the Aerial of Rees War11 I have just seen on the reverse in pencil "March 26 30hrs" I guess 30hrs is how long my GFather has noted it took to build?


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