Irish Brigade

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

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Spanish Steps

E Company Colour Sergeant Edmund O’Sullivan on the Spanish Steps. This photograph was probably taken during Ted’s second visit to Rome after the Battle of Trasimeno. He had hoped to act as MC for mass in St Peter’s Basilica but was ordered to go to the Franciscan monastery close to the steps to prepare dinner for the battalion. Ted has his Africa Star decoration on his left breast.

E Company Colour Sergeant Edmund O’Sullivan (left) with E Compamy Sergeant-Major George Charnick (centre) at the foot of the Spanish Steps. The Sergeant on the right is not known, possible Sgt Jock McNally. This photograph was also probably taken after the Battle of Trasimeno.

E Company Sergeant-Major George Charnick on the Spanish Steps in Rome.

Unknown Sergeant, possible Jock McNally, from the London Irish Rifles on the Spanish Steps in Rome probably in July 1944.

All photographs are courtesy of George Charnick.

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