Month-by-month campaign narratives

Month-by-month details of the journey of the Irish Brigade from their landings in Algiers in November 1942 until  final victory in northern Italy at the end of April 1945.

In the monthly guides, you will find a summary of key actions and dates, links to the transcribed brigade and battalion war diaries, personal narratives and links to  photographs taken at CWGC cemeteries in Tunisia and Italy.


November 1942 to June 1943


July 1943 to May 1945

Further reading about the Irish Brigade:

The Wild Geese Are Flighting: John Horsfall, 1976.

Fling Our Banner To The Wind: John Horsfall 1978.

The London Irish At War, Old Comrades’ Association, 1948.

Clear The Way, A History Of the 38th (Irish) Brigade, 1941-1947: Richard Doherty, 1993.

Mailed Fist, 6th Armoured Division At War, 1940-1945: Ken Ford, 2005.

Algiers to Austria, A History Of 78 Division In The Second World War: Cyril Ray, 1952.

Battleaxe Division: Ken Ford, 1999.

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