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

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War Diaries of 2 London Irish Rifles

The Irish Brigade web site is pleased to add transcriptions of the Nov 1942 to May 1945 war diaries of the 2nd Battalion, London Irish Rifles (2 LIR) that provide a day by day narrative of the battalion’s actions from their initial landings in Algeria during November 1942 to final victory at the River Po at the end of April 1945.

December 1942 to December 1943

January 1944 to December 1944

January 1945 to May 1945

Officers’ Rolls: November 1942 to December 1943

Officers’ Rolls: January 1944 to May 1945

Sources: National Archives, Kew.

December 1942 to June 1943 – WO 175/515.

July 1943 to December 1943 – WO 169/10255.

January 1944 to December 1944 – WO 170/1433.

January 1945 to December 1945 – WO 170/5045.


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