Irish Brigade

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

Month By Month Campaign Narrative

We shall be adding month by month details of the journey of the Irish Brigade from their landings in Algiers during November 1942 to part in the advance to 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 further links to recent photographs taken at the CWGC cemeteries in Tunisia and Italy.


Click below to view the monthly guides.

TUNISIA.

ITALY.


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 Dvision In The Second World War: Cyril Ray, 1952.

Battleaxe Division: Ken Ford, 1999.



 

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