The 38th (Irish) Brigade Cross the Simeto River 1943

#OnThisDay 1943 The 38th (Irish) Brigade cross the Simeto River having just captured the town of Centuripe in Sicily in the face of heavy German resistance. Casualties were heavy but the 38th had crossed the river by 9pm.

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THE BRITISH ARMY IN SICILY 1943 (NA 5399) Carriers and troops of the 6th Inniskillings, 78th Division move up to Catenanuova, August 1943. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205204271

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