1944. Item #59576
(WWII) BRIDGING OPERATIONS. ITALY. Constructed by Company B, 16th Arm'd Engr. Bn. September 9, 1943- December 6, 1943. No place: 661 Engr. Co. TOP, 1944. 10 leaves, 10" X 8", selfwrappers, illus., soiled, folded, good. Not in Controvich. 13 bridges constructed by this unit in Italy during WWII are pictured and described. Keegan in "The Second World War" (p367) says "The engineers were the consistent heroes of the campaign in Italy in 1943-44; It was they who rebuilt under fire the blown bridges the Allied Armies encountered at five or ten mile intervals in the course of their advance up the peninsula,..."