In the foreground is a British Sherman tank (T-14?020) of the 23rd Armoured Brigade driving down the ramp of an unidentified LCT (Landing Craft Tank).
To the right is the stern view of LCT(5)-152 withdrawing from the beachhead at Anzio, during ‘Operation Shingle’, 22 January 1944.
'Operation Shingle’ is the name given to an amphibious landing by the Allies in Italy during World War II. It took place on January 22, 1944, under the command of United States Major General John P. Lucas. The object, which was successfully achieved, was to land sufficient forces to outflank the Germans along the Winter Line and set up an assault on Rome itself. The fighting which resulted after the landing is usually referred to as the Battle of Anzio.
(Photo source © IWM NA 11035)
Sgt. Dawson, No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit.
(Colourised by Richard James Molloy from the UK)