Irish Brigade

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

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Italian Campaign Month By Month

We include the month by month details of the journey of the Irish Brigade from their arrival at Syracuse in Sicily during July 1943 to the time of the brigade’s 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 Italy.


SICILY.

July 1943.

August 1943.

September 1943.

Read Brigadier Russell’s overview account of the Sicilian campaign.

Details of the honours awarded to men of the Irish Brigade in Sicily.


FROM TERMOLI TO THE MORO.

October 1943.

November 1943.

December 1943.

Read Brigadier Russell’s narrative of the campaign from Termoli to the Moro.

Details of the honours awarded to men of the Irish Brigade from Termoli to the River Moro.


WINTERING IN THE APENNINES.

January 1944.

February 1944.


CASSINO FRONT AND TRASIMENE.

March 1944.

April 1944.

May 1944.

June 1944.

Read Pat Scott’s narrative of the Irish Brigade’s time in Italy from March 1944 onwards.

Details of honours awarded to men of the Irish Brigade from Cassino to Lake Trasimene.


AT REST IN ROME AND EGYPT.

July 1944.

August 1944.

September 1944.


MONTE SPADURO AND WINTER IN THE MOUNTAINS.

October 1944.

November 1944.

December 1944.

January 1945.

February 1945.

Details of honours awarded to men of the Irish Brigade at Monte Spaduro and Tamagnin.


THE SENIO FLOODBANK AND ARGENTA GAP.

March 1945.

April 1945.

May 1945.

Details of honours awarded to men of the Irish Brigade at the Senio river and Argenta Gap.



 

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