Irish Brigade

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

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The Irishmen who fought at Cassino

Over 100,000 men from the island of Ireland served with the Allied Forces during the Second World War. When the 38th (Irish) Infantry Brigade was formed in early 1942, a significant number of the men serving within its three constituent infantry battalions were either Irish born or had direct ancestry connections to Ireland. Brigadier Pat…

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