Irish Brigade

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

78th Division Final Offensive In Northern Italy

We are pleased to include here a detailed narrative of the 78th Division’s actions during April 1945 and which describes their vital part in the drive towards final victory in Italy.

Click on the links below to read the detailed stories:

Campaign Overview.

Casualty Figures/Prisoners of War.

11 Brigade.

  36 Brigade.

    38 Brigade.

Transcripts – 38 Brigade.   2 Innisks.   2 LIR.     1 RIrF.

                      Kensington Regiment, Queens’ Bays, 9 Lancers. 10 Royal Hussars, 48 RTR.

                      Royal Artillery.

                      Royal Engineers.

                      Maps of the route of advance – April 9th to April 25th 1945.



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