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WWII history lesson required

Published 12/06/2014

COLIN Crilly (Write Back, June 11) should brush up on his history.

Colin might then realise that, apart from continous SOE and Commando raids on occupied Europe, Britain's 8th Army had kicked the Panzer Corps out of North Africa, liberated Sicily and, by June 6, 1944, had freed Rome.

In the midst of much of this fighting was the 38th Irish Brigade, as well as the North Irish Horse and TA/RA units from Londonderry. In the Far East, Britain was in the throes of driving Japan out of Burma as well.


Co Antrim

Belfast Telegraph

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