Irish Brigade

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

Faugh a Ballagh        Nec Aspera Terrent         Quis Separabit

Taking Over From Nelson Russell

Due to Nelson Russell’s ill health, Pat Scott took over as Brigade Commander on 19th February 1944.

Along with the rest of 78 Infantry Division, the Irish Brigade spent the following month in 5th Army reserve ready to support any breakthrough across the Gustav Line defensive positions, but due to the failure of the assaults, the brigade were able to celebrate Barrosa Day and St Patrick’s Day in traditional style out of the line.

Read Pat Scott’s narrative of the period from February to mid March by clicking on the links below:

Taking over as Brigadier.

Training on the Volturno River.

Barrosa Day.

St Patrick’s Day.

Read ‘Defensive Positions near Cassino’ by clicking here.


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