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Advance Of The Irish Brigade

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This map, made in Egypt after the war, was sent to to us by one of our library colleagues.

The Advance of the Irish Brigade in Sicily & Italy to Austria

This map shows the route their grandfather took through Italy as allied forces pushed out the occupying German forces. These troops fought at the famous battle of Monte Cassino.

They were also known as the ‘D-Day Dodgers’ as they were fighting in Italy in June 1944. Although a slight, these troops adopted the nickname with pride. They even had a song written about them.

This map shows the incredible journey taken across the entirety of Italy. Our colleague’s grandfather was in Austria (top of the map, the very last point) when peace was announced on 7th May 1945.

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