Garigliano River Diorama
|Detail of Garigliano River diorama|
In the early hours of 18 January 1944, 2nd Inniskillings took part in the crossing of the Garigliano River in Central Italy as a prelude to the capture of the German Gustav Line.
The night attack across the river was fiercely contested by the Germans, and the Inniskillings had over 50 men killed. B Company, commanded by Major John Nixon, was the left forward company.
Following the attack, Sgt Andy Anderson seized a German machine gun to drive off a strong German counter attack. He was awarded the Military Medal (MM). The diorama shows Major John Nixon and Captain Bill Vincent, who was wounded by 'friendly fire'.