Irish Brigade conference

OLGA BRADSHAW

Reporter:

OLGA BRADSHAW

A two-hour conference about Irish Soldiers ‘The Irish Brigade 1942-47’ who served in the Second World War, will take place in the Tower Museum at 10.30am on Saturday, July 27.

A two-hour conference about Irish Soldiers ‘The Irish Brigade 1942-47’ who served in the Second World War, will take place in the Tower Museum at 10.30am on Saturday, July 27.

In November 1942, soldiers from Ireland and of Irish descent formed the core of an elite infantry brigade that landed in Algeria at the start of Allied campaign to defeat fascism and end Nazi tyranny in Europe. Three-and-a-half years later, the Irish Brigade crossed into the Third Reich to begin occupation duties in south Austria on the final day of the war in Europe.

In between, the brigade fought more than a dozen bloody battles; helped liberate Rome and lost more than 3,000 dead and wounded.

The Irish Brigade 1942-47 Conference in The Tower Museum on 27 July 2013 will mark the 70th anniversary of the brigade’s the first battles in Tunisia with a complete account of its achievements and legacy.

Speakers include local historian Richard Doherty, author of Clear The Way! The History of the Irish Brigade.

Admission is Free. All are welcome.