1st (West Africa) Infantry Brigade

1st (West Africa) Infantry Brigade

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1st (West Africa) Infantry Brigade was an infantry formation of the British Army during World War II. It was formed in 1940 from battalions of the Royal West African Frontier Force and served in the East African campaign against the Italians and against the Japanese in Burma. The 1st (West Africa) Infantry Brigade was originally raised in 1940 as the 3rd (Nigerian) Brigade. In this guise it was involved in the East African Campaign against the forces of the Italian Colonial Empire in Kenya under the command of Brigadier Gerard Russell Smallwood. Later it was renamed the 23rd (Nigerian) Brigade and was attached to the 1st (African) Division. In February 1941, the 23rd (Nigerian) Brigade took the Italian Somaliland capital of Mogadishu, before it participated in the reoccupation of British Somaliland later in the year.
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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Vent
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135646311
  • 9786135646313