Irish Brigade

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

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London Irish Rifles at Spinello – 23rd October 1944

Major Mervyn Davies MC and Lieutenant Nicholas Mosley MC After several abortive attempts to make a breakthrough at Monte Spaduro, on 23rd October 1944, the 2nd Battalion, London Irish Rifles (2 LIR), were ordered to assault and occupy the strongpoint of Casa Spinello, which was a key position on the approach to the Spaduro ridge.…

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