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Inżynierowie z czasów II wojny światowej (22)

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INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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Robb Jones relaxes on Camel Lake at Bislich. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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An unknown serviceman wearing a RAF battle dress shows interest in an abandoned Messerschmitt Bf 109. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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Playing around with captured equipment. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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Royal Engineer in the ruined remains of a German ski troops barracks in Wesel. The building to the right was found to be full of skis and ski boots. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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Robb Jones balanced on the edge of a very large bomb crater to obtain this photograph of a ruined church in Wesel. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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Left: Driver Joe Bye on parade with his vehicle, numbered 5328980, and other Company vehicles, at the Colonel???s Parade, Belgium. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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Lieutenant Stephen Hart???s platoon stands to attention during the inspection by the Colonel. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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Road repairs and bridge building tasks were undertaken on Sicily. This photograph was taken at Melilli, south of Carlentini. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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Troops disembarking in Tripoli. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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Standing extreme right: Robb with other patients at the South African run hospital, at Amriya, in 1943. Squatting first left: The African orderly is thought to be Edwin, whom the British soldiers befriended. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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???From Crossing the Desert?????"Driver Robert Jones, Egypt 1942. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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???To Crossing the Rhine?????"Driver First Class Robert Jones, Germany 1946. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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The quartermaster???s store at Mena camp, ???selling??? a nice line in hurricane lamps. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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The first of a number of Bailey bridge panels, each weighing 625 lb, is loaded on to a 3-ton truck. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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Children use the Bailey bridge sections as climbing frames and see-saws at a bridge stores site at Deutscher Ring, Cologne. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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Robb wearing one of the official Belgian police uniforms, usually worn by his friend Franz. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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Driver Robb Jones, wearing his British Army battle-dress uniform, escorts Irene on a shopping trip, in Antwerp, during October 1945. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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A photograph, taken mid-stream, of the Buckshot Bridge nearing completion. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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Two members of the 65th Field Company perform a balancing act whilst preparing a timber for the pile-driver. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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A Bulldozer named ???Baby Avril???, driven by an engineer known only as ???Ginger???, was used for earth-moving purposes and tasks during the construction of Buckshot Bridge. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.
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Driver Ray Shearsmith works on a motorcycle he acquired at Camel Lake. INCREDIBLE images have offered a glimpse into the daily lives of the Royal Engineers during World War Two as they journeyed from the Western Desert to the Rhine. The candid pictures show the Royal Engineers hard at work as they build bridges to cross rivers and canals in Germany, stand to attention and investigate ruined buildings. More light-hearted snaps show some of the soldiers posing for groups photographs, pretending to surrender while using Italian equipment and perusing lamps for sale in the desert. The rare photographs are showcased in a new book, A Royal Engineer at War: 1940-1945, by Martyn R. Ford-Jones and Robert F.W. Jones and published by Fonthill Media. The book charts the story of Robert Frederick William Jones after he was drafted into the Corps of Royal Engineers during the Second World War.

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