Irish Brigade

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

Faugh a Ballagh        Nec Aspera Terrent         Quis Separabit


Battlefield Maps: May / June 1944

 The maps below are taken from the accounts of the Irish Brigade campaign in Italy, from March to June 1944.

Monte Castellone: 31st Mar-25th Apr 1944.

Cassino: 14th-26th May 1944.

Liri Valley: 27th-31st May 1944.

Advance North of Rome: 12th-14th Jun 1944.

Battle of Trasimene: 21st-26th Jun 1944.


Mt Castellone

A map of the Irish Brigade’s positions to the north of the monastery of Monte Cassino from 28th Mar to 25th Apr 1944.


Cassino

A map of the Irish Brigade’s engagement in the 4th Battle of Cassino from 14th to 26th May 1944, and should be studied in parallel with accounts of the battle in Brigadier’s Scott’s report, Colour Sergeant Edmund O’Sullivan’s perspective contained in All My Brothers and Battlefield Visits (The Battle of Cassino).


 Liri Valley

The map below shows the advance of the Irish Brigade’s advance through the Liri Valley from 27th to 31st May 1944.


Advance North of Rome

A map of the Irish Brigade’s advance north of Rome from 12 to 14 Jun 1944.

Lake Trasimene

A map of the Irish Brigade’s engagement in the Battle of Trasimene from 21 to 26 June 1944, and should be studied in parallel with accounts of the battle in Brigadier’s Scott’s report, Colour Sergeant Edmund O’Sullivan’s perspective contained in All My Brothers and Battlefield Visits (The Battle of Trasimene).



 

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