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

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War Diaries – 13th April 1943

Brigade HQ – OUED ZARGA.

0530 1 RIrF moved to area Chaouach in accordance with Brigade OO No 18.

78 Division OO No 8 was received, expressing the intention to attack and capture Djebel Tanngoucha (5645).

Copy of 5 Corps letter on “engaging tanks at night with A/Tk guns” was sent to Bttns. The most successful method was found to be the employment of bombs illuminating 2” mortar.

1000 Brigade Commander visited 6 Innisks and then to 2 LIR (area Le Kef) and remained there night 13/14 April.

Lieut Harrison was sent to 12 Brigade to obtain news of our right flank.


1 RIrF – CHAOUACH.

0400 Bttn move on foot to area 5140.

0930 Bttn arrived in new area. Troops marched up well but there were a few stragglers.

The remainder of the day was spent resting and preparing for a possible battle.

Quiet night – nothing to report.


6 Innisks – PLATEAU FARM.

Day of make and mend and training. Slight bombing of Bttn area.


2 LIR.

Lieutenant D Sutherland posted to 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers.

1600 Battalion to move under command of 38 Brigade.


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