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Europe, 1945

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Royal Military Police Museum

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The painting depicts the Rhine crossing into Germany in 1945. A member of the Corps of Military Police stands on point duty directing traffic. His white traffic sleeves and white webbing help make him highly visible. A tank is crossing the bailey bridge, while another waits to the left next to a Universal (or 'bren gun') Carrier. To the right are a Military Police Jeep, and a BSA motorcycle with CMP rider.

Royal Military Police Museum

near Fareham




oil on canvas


H 70 x W 99 cm

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Royal Military Police Museum

DCPG, PP38, Southwick Park, near Fareham, Hampshire PO17 6EJ England

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