Role of London Irish Rifles and Irish Guards at Anzio investigated in Youtube show

The role of 1 Battalion of the London Irish Rifles and 1 Battalion, the Irish Guards in the Anzio bridgehead in January and February 1944 was discussed in the WW2TV Youtube show this week.

Edmund and Richard O’Sullivan, founders of The Irish Brigade Website, presented the story of both battalions at a critical moment following Allied landings in Anzio on 22 January 1944. Both suffered more than 50 per cent casualties in intense fighting around the Aprilia factory and Carroceto.

 

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