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 the town but it was successfully repulsed by the growing number of British troops supported by tanks and air cover in the Termoli bridgehead.

It was the largest tank battle in the Italian Campaign 1943-45.

The special guest was Marco Altobello who curates Termoli’s Second World War Museum.

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