Irish Brigade

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

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War Diaries Of 2 London Irish Rifles 1945

The Irish Brigade web site is pleased to add transcriptions of the 1945 war diaries of the 2nd Battalion, London Irish Rifles (2 LIR) that provide a day by day narrative of the battalion’s actions during the decisive final few months of the war.


You can click on the links below to read the diaries:

January 1945: Tamagnin.

February 1945: Out of the line / Training in ‘Kangaroos’.

March 1945: Meeting with 1 LIR/St Patrick’s Day at Forli.

April 1945: Kangaroo Army/Argenta Gap.

May 1945 : Final Victory.



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