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R.E. diver descending to the bottom of a Canal in France to repair the foundation of a bridge

R.E. diver descending to the bottom of a Canal in France to repair the foundation of a bridge

This image shows a diver climbing down a ladder into the water. He is wearing a heavy diving suit with the air supply controlled through two large hoses which are being held by a soldier standing on the jetty. The standing man has the shoulder marks 'RE' of the Royal Engineers and his shirt collar is marked 'Kit No 4'. When the Germans retreated from an area they commonly destroyed communicatio…