Irish Brigade

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

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Battle for Argenta gap 1945

17th April 1945-preparing to break through the Argenta gap

At first light on the morning of the 17th, the Surreys were ordered to move one company to protect the left flank of the Lancashire Fusiliers bridgehead. After some determined resistance had been overcome this company succeeded in establishing itself in the north east outskirts of Argenta. 5 Northamptons, meanwhile, was holding a line on…

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11th April 1945

By dawn on April 11th, everything was ready, ‘Felix’ bridge, which had been constructed by 237 Field Company RE, was open for traffic up to class 40 and exceeded all expectations in its ability to clear traffic. As a result, the guns of 138 Field Regiment were able to be fed into the stream of…

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