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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The Faughs at the Trigno river, 27th/28th October 1943

Brigadier Nelson described the background to the Irish Brigade’s assault on the hill top town pf San Salvo, three miles north of the River Trigno close to the Adriatic coast of eastern Italy: “The Bosche did not hold the river line either on the Trigno or the Sangro. His main defences were about three miles…

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