Irish Brigade

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

Faugh a Ballagh        Nec Aspera Terrent         Quis Separabit


Daily Brigade/Battalion War Diaries


November 1942.

On route to North Africa – the Skins and Irish Rifles arriving in Algiers.


December 1942.

In the line on the Goubellat Plain.


January 1943.

Fighting at Two Tree Hill, Grandstand and Hill 286.


February 1943.

Battling defence on Stuka Ridge.


March 1943.

Withdrawn from the line and resting at Beja.


April 1943.

Assaults on the Djebels north of Medjez-el-Bab.


May 1943.

Entering Tunis and joining the Victory Parade.


June 1943.

Resting and renewed training in Guelma.


July 1943.

Return to Tunisia on route to Sicily.


August 1943.

Fighting advance from Centuripe to Randazzo.


September 1943.

At rest at Patti and then onto Taranto.


October 1943.

From Termoli to the Trigno.


November 1943.

From San Salvo to the Sangro.


December 1943.

Fighting to the Moro River and resting at Campobasso.


January 1944.

In the snowdrifts near Castel di Sangro.


February 1944.

At rest, awaiting the call to join the assaults on Monte Cassino.


March 1944.

Barrosa Day and St Patrick’s celebrations out of the line.


April 1944.

On top of Monte Castellone.


May 1944.

Breaking the Gustav Line.


June 1944.

Heading north to Lake Trasimene.


July 1944.

To Egypt.


August 1944.

Welcoming the 2nd Skins to the Irish Brigade at Sidi Bishr.


September 1944.

Back to Italy.


October 1944.

North of Florence at Monte Codranco and Monte Spaduro.


November 1944.

Still in the mountains at San Clemente.


December 1944.

Christmas in the snowdrifts.


January 1945.


February 1945.


March 1945.


April 1945.


May 1945.