The Bailey Bridge - Royal Engineers

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Although many British tanks left much to be desired, the engineers and other arms were well equipped. One of the most ingenious of all British inventions was the Bailey Bridge, a modular construction, easily portable bridge that could be built to whatever length or bridging weight required. The bridge could be built to either a 10, 20 or 40-ton classification and aided greatly in the speedy advances made across Europe in 1944


This military painting by Chris French is a tribute to the men of the Royal Engineers who made such advances a possibility.

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