Follow The Sapper

#1
anyone else invested in a copy of this book



noticed that there was no mention of frank kirby in the book though. however it is a feckin very very good read & has some fantastic pictures.

bought mine,brand new, from e-bay as it cost me £10.50 +p&p compared to £30 +p&p from everywhere else

any other comments.
 

chimera

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#8
Mr_Bridger said:
Is it me or is there no nose on the bridge? I've tried finding a better photo of the picture... (chatham is a long way away...)
I seem to recall that the Bailey doen't have a "nose" in the same way as MGB etc but uses single panels (note that the front of the bridge is canted up) and counterweights at the back end.
 
#9
chimera said:
Mr_Bridger said:
Is it me or is there no nose on the bridge? I've tried finding a better photo of the picture... (chatham is a long way away...)
I seem to recall that the Bailey doen't have a "nose" in the same way as MGB etc but uses single panels (note that the front of the bridge is canted up) and counterweights at the back end.
correct it is like so..................



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bailey_bridge#Design
 
#14
Bailies? If you wanted some excitement? Then Pegasus Bridge provided plenty of that, for the enemy wanted it back, or destroyed, at any price.

Or the Market Garden assault crossing of the Escaut Canal at "Petite Brogel" at one on the morning, September the 18th. The folding boat crossing and the FB assault bridge.
The description of that episode will come up on "Old Sappers" shortly.

Now that was the Sappers at their superlative best. Sadly, we left some fine men behind.
Swordman