Allied air forces start big fires at Messina

Object Title

Allied air forces start big fires at Messina

Allied air forces start big fires at Messina

Reference

BEN 108

Level

Item

Scope and Content

The concentrated bombing of Messina and other parts of Italy continues round the clock. Before the invasion, intensive bombing paved the way for the Allied Forces. Photo shows: Five large fires in Messina, Sicily, after one bombing raid. The four fires in the centre of the picture are in the rolling stick maintenance yards and adjacent shops. The fire at the bottom of the picture is near the goods station.

Numbered CM.5212.WA and 22743.ER.

Extent

1 photograph

Access Conditions

Open access

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Crown Copyright