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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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The Faughs at Monte Spaduro

Lt Col Horsfall On the evening of 19th/20th October 1944, two companies of the 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (1 RIrF) were ordered to attack Monte Spaduro just to the north of Castel del Rio in the northern Apennines. It was during a period when the Irish Brigade were under command of the 5th Army and…

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