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Irish Brigade

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

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78th Division

Piper Albert Jeffrey at the Vatican

Excerpt of  The Wartime Memoirs of Albert “Jeff” Jeffrey. The 2 LIR’s visit to the Pope in June 1944 is well documented but nothing has been written of the Band’s performance. On arriving we did the usual trick of counter-marching on arrival at any church, so as to be facing the following marchers who then…

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Christmas 1943 magazine for the 78th Division

Marion Spelman wrote to us recently and told us that she had found two magazines from Christmas 1943 and 1944 titled, “The Link” (‘By the lads for the lads’) and that her Dad, John Green, had been one of the co-editors John served with the Royal Corps of Signals, supporting 78th Division, including the Irish Brigade, during…

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