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

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Point 286, Tunisia – Jan 1943 by Lt-Col Jeffreys

A description by Lt-Col Jeffreys of 2nd Battalion, London Irish Rifles’ assault on Point 286, north of Bou Arada, during January 1943, which resulted in grievous casualties for the battalion.

A transcribed version of this account can be found by clicking here.

Total casualties during the action were stated at the time as :

Killed : 6 officers, 20 other ranks.

Wounded : 8 officers, 78 other ranks.

Missing : 6 officers, 130 other ranks.



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