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The story of the 38th (Irish) Brigade in the Second World War

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Posts by Edmund O'Sullivan

Remembering Rifleman Albert Fitzgibbon.

We have recently received a remarkably moving note from Paul Fitzgibbon in connection with his father, Albert, who was killed in Tunisia during February 1943 while serving with the London Irish Rifles. “A twisting pathway of discovery has led me to this amazing website. A letter dated 20.11.1945 from Edmund O’Sullivan was found quite recently…

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The Irish Brigade Song Book.

We have been sent a remarkable memento of the Irish Brigade’s time in Italy. During 1944, the Brigade published a book of songs that soon became a staple musical accompaniment to their relaxed periods out of the line. On St Patrick’s Day in March 1945, the Brigade HQ hosted a social occasion to which they…

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