131st Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

131st Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. During the Second World War, the Brigade part of the 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division, was stationed in Iceland, and adopted as its insignia the polar bear on an ice floe. In 1942 it was transferred back to the United Kingdom until June 1944, when it moved to Normandy. Its major contribution to the war was the Liberation of Arnhem and the fierce battles that led up to it. During the fighting on the Continent, the 49th Infantry Division was nicknamed the 'Polar Bears' because of their logo.show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Psychopublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135649256
  • 9786135649253