Sicily after 65 years

Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by sicily43, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. sicily43

    sicily43 Senior Member

    Hi all............
    first I want say thanks all for your messages.
    I see there are many veterans so I'm happy to post this pictures.
    I'm happy also to help you to find new place.

    For militarycross Agira is 60 km from Catania, but I hope to will go there soon.

    ph 1: Map of Primosole birdge in 1943
    ph 2: The drop zone of red devil at south of bridge, green devil were in orange orchads in behind.
    ph 3 and 4: jazzotto forcads.(look the phillbox destoyed)
    ph 5 and 6: Johnny 3(smalz group)
    ph 6 and 7: Torre allegra farm (antinaval and 88)
    ph 9 and 10: Misterbianco duke castel(Italian HQ and see tower)look is ready destroyed.
    ph 10: position on sandy near the sea.
     

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  2. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Excellent photos - hope you will post some more?
     
  3. sicily43

    sicily43 Senior Member

    The cross of 10th Berkshire regiment, the maximum point conquered at north of the bridge(about 2 km)
    The Dhuram memorial were rebuiding last year.
    2 month ago this cross was damaged so I thinks need a restoring, I wroite to WCGC but untill now nothing!!!!
     

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  4. sicily43

    sicily43 Senior Member

    yes Paul, I have more photos.i need the time to selected.
     
  5. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Thanks, these are all great. They will be of interest to many people here.

    Re the 10th Royal Berks memorial. How about contacting the regimental museum? They might be able to help?

    https://www.thewardrobe.org.uk/
     
  6. sicily43

    sicily43 Senior Member

    3° commando bridge
     

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  7. sicily43

    sicily43 Senior Member

    I'm happy to help to restoring the cross. write me the mail to contact the museum.
     
  8. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Sicily,

    Your photographs are great and will be appreciated by many.

    Tom
     
  9. sicily43

    sicily43 Senior Member

    other particulars about Primosole bridge.
     

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  10. sicily43

    sicily43 Senior Member

    I hope this weekend to take the photo of primosole bridge.
    The old was destroyed in 1950, and I will take also the pictures of the old and new Dhuram memorial.
    ciao
     
  11. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Superb photos , Thanks!

    Just in case you missed it, Sicily, the website for the Museum is in Paul's post #5.
     
  12. Dara

    Dara Intrigued

    Absolutely fantastic images! Cheers!!
     
  13. sicily43

    sicily43 Senior Member

    Mount Etna phillbox
    Black Lava stone camuflage
     

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  14. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Sicily,
    Your photographs are really good and I am envious of the fantastic blue skies on you photographs.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  15. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    More excellent photos - you are certainly wetting our appetite! I can feel a field trip coming on...
     
  16. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    Outstanding ... thanks for sharing these great photos.
     
  17. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    Sicily,
    Your photographs are really good and I am envious of the fantastic blue skies on you photographs.

    Regards
    Tom

    With it being -8C and piles of snow everywhere, some of us here in Northern Canada are very envious of the blue sky!
     
  18. sicily43

    sicily43 Senior Member

    mybe is better I don't say you the temperature here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D


    Goodnight
     
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    sicily43 Senior Member

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  20. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Fantastic, thank you very much.
    I'll print that off soon.
    Hope you don't mind I just edited your post so it has the then & now shots.

    Looking at angles on the church you've got that spot on !!!
     

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