Conference hears Irish Brigade Italy campaign stories

Enniskillen Castle Stories of members of the Irish Brigade in the Italian campaign were told at the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (The Skins) in the Italian campaign conference in Enniskillen on Saturday 11 November. The event was opened by Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Mark Scott chairman of the Inniskillings Museum which hosted the conference. His father Robert…

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Fusilier Anthony Addis

We received details of the life and service career of Fusilier Anthony Addis, from William Best, the husband of Anthony’s niece. Fusilier Addis served with the Royal Irish Fusiliers in Italy and died in hospital of wounds suffered at the River Trigno at the end of October 1943.  He would be re-interred a year later…

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Irish Brigade at the Battle of Termoli in October 1943

The latest edition of This Week in the Italian Campaign tells the story of the Battle of Termoli on 3-6 October and the role of 38 (Irish) Brigade in repelling 16 Panzer Division. The battle began with special forces landings on the night of 3 October. On 5 October, 16 Panzer came close to taking…

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Sicily conference report published

An 85–page report on the proceedings of The Sicily Peace, Security & Prosperity Conference on 7-8 July has been published this week. It covers a total of 40 speeches and presentations and the conference’s recommendations. You can see the report here: The Sicily Peace, Security & Prosperity Conference report

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Rifleman James Gerard Murtagh, 1912 -1943

The invasion of Sicily, known as Operation Husky, took place exactly 80 years ago and the recollections of that time remains especially vivid for families of the fallen as well as the local people on the island who greeted Allied soldiers as liberators. The memory of James Murtagh, a 31 year old Rifleman from Lurgan,…

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