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New Zealand Engineers, Middle East

List of Illustrations

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List of Illustrations

New Zealand Engineers start work on TIKI bridge, the second Bailey bridge over the Sangro British Official
Following page 182
Mess parade at Hopu Hopu, 1939
The Strathaird leaves Wellington, 5 January 1940 Evening Post
19 Army Troops building a road in the Olympus Pass E. K. S. Rowe
The railway bridge across the Pinios River demolished by 19 Army Troops Company 21 Battalion collection
Sappers rest by the roadside in Crete E. K. S. Rowe
Exhausted sappers await evacuation at Sfakia P. B. Wildey
Surveying in the Western Desert NZ Army
9 Railway Survey Company in Eritrea J. C. Mackay
Field Park men change an engine in the Western Desert NZ Army
Laying the oil pipeline to Lake Timsah L. W. Hutchings
Dragging rails from the railhead for the Western Desert railway extension British Official
Indians lift a rail on to the sleepers British Official
At work on the new line British Official
Lunch-time NZ Army
Langrish Mill, near Portsmouth A. B. Crawford
Loading spruce near Petersfield, September 1941 C. H. Chandler collection
Port Safaga in the early stages of construction A. W. Trethewey
Stoking the boiler for the pile-driver at Aqaba NZ Army (M. D. Elias)page xii
An ambulance train operated by New Zealand engineers NZ Army
A Braithwaite tank reservoir at Umm er Rzem, near Derna NZ Army
‘Buckeye’ ditcher and ‘Side boom crane’ tractor used by 18 Army Troops Company for laying the water pipeline in the Western Desert 18 Army Troops Company collection
Constructing a headquarters on the Alamein front, August 1942 NZ Army (H. Paton)
The first train to go forward after the November 1942 breakthrough arrives at El Alamein station 18 Army Troops Company collection
Christmas mail at the Maadi Camp Post Office, December 1942 NZ Army (M. S. Carrie)
Christmas dinner, Nofilia, 1942 R. E. Hermans
Bridge near Nofilia, built by New Zealand engineers NZ Army
Sweeping the road verges for mines NZ Army (H. Paton)
After removing a Teller mine, a sapper probes with his bayonet for a possible second mine beneath NZ Army (H. Paton)
The Spanish Mole at Tripoli under repair, January 1943 NZ Army (H. Paton)
Sappers work on the road between Tarhuna and Azizia NZ Army
Model of the Enfidaville line made for General Freyberg NZ Army
Following page 378
Harbour construction at Adabiya H. C. Gayford
New Zealand engineers rebuild the pontoon bridge across the Suez Canal, August 1943 NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)page xiii
A panoramic view of the railway yards constructed at Azzib, Palestine, by 10 Railway Construction Company N. Barker
21 Mechanical Equipment Company building the road over the Nagb Ashtar NZ Army (M. D. Elias)
A deviation past a bridge blown by the enemy in the Sangro River area NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)
The TIKI bridge across the Sangro NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)
Flat country north of the Sangro cut up by vehicles of 2 NZ Division NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)
Building a corduroy road in the Sangro River area British Official
Quarrying metal for roads on the Cassino front NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)
A jeep tests a Treadway bridge erected by New Zealand and American engineers in the Cassino area NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)
A Bailey bridge over the Fibreno River at Sora. NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)
Removing a German anti-vehicle mine near Florence NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)
6 Field Company sappers who erected a Bailey bridge over the Scolo Rigossa, near Gambettola, in one and a half hours NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)
Forestry Unit men tree-felling in Southern Italy NZ Army (M. D. Elias)
A New Zealand designed portable sawmill NZ Army (M. D. Elias)
Laying the decking on a Bailey bridge in the Adriatic sector NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)
Road repairs in the forward area near Faenza NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)
Sweeping for mines in Faenza NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)page xiv
‘Road metal’ NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)
Fascine-carrying tank, Faenza NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)
A 27 Mechanical Equipment Company angledozer clears a highway in the Faenza sector NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)
Bridge-building exercises across the Lamone River, February 1945. A 60 ft Bailey bridge being launched on a raft K. C. Fenton collection
A section of the bridge moves slowly into position NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)
Approximate positions of bridges built by New Zealand engineers over the Senio River, 9–10 April 1945
A 28 Assault Squadron Sherman dozer near the Senio River NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)
Track-making near Budrio NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)
A bridge and approaches at the Reno River NZ Army (G. F. Kaye)
The folding-boat bridge over the Po NZ Army
Brigadier G. H. Clifton
Brigadier F. M. H. Hanson NZ Army (G. R. Bull)
Lt-Col J. N. Anderson NZ Army (G. R. Bull)
Lt-Col R. C. Pemberton